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Open source companies to watch

This is list of Open source companies or start-ups you may wish to watch out. This gives you bit idea how people or start-ups making money using Open source software or Linux.

FTA, "Open source software is a given in most enterprise data centers, so it's not surprising to see the ranks of open source companies and projects swell. It's not just Linux anymore - community-developed software is offering alternatives for everything from databases to application servers to network management to disaster preparedness. How do you know which open source approach is right for you? We've pulled out a few start-ups that you might not be familiar with, but we think should be on your radar."

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  • Jim Prendergast April 6, 2008, 2:07 pm

    My wife works for a large software company that makes and supports the Home-Building Industry from inventory to sales financing. They deal with life-long “Windows” users. How could they adapt to OSS without confusing a huge number of not particularly computer literate users? Many of the clients are proud Americans who would see Linux as “foreign”. Would it be possible to create an American Brand for Linux based OSS? Replace the Penguins with Eagles? Have software writers with pseudonyms like Smith or Brown?
    Eh?

  • nixCraft April 6, 2008, 5:48 pm

    Jim,

    No single corporation owns the Linux kernel. However there are few American distros you can try out such as Red hat, Novell and others.