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Spoiling the open-source IT management party

May 05, 2009, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"My responses in italics below.

"We noted with interest your article on SpringSource's acquisition of Hyperic this morning. We believe that this is very key for SpringSource, as it allows them to protect their business model, going forward, but wonder what it means for open-source vendors in general.

"I work for an open-source company that has doubled or tripled sales every year since inception, and know a slew of open-source companies doing really well in the bad economy, including Hyperic, but apparently this PR person didn't know that. ;-)

"An executive from Nimsoft, a performance- and availability-monitoring company, would like to share with you his thoughts on why you will see more open-source performance-monitoring companies either shutting their doors or becoming acquired in the near future."

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