Guides CNet: Open-source approach fades in tough times

CNet: Open-source approach fades in tough times




“On the business end, companies typically seek customers with the
free software and derive revenue by selling services and support.
… But that’s proved easier said than done.”

“Companies such as Sendmail and
Covalent Technologies that sell
proprietary enhancements to
open-source foundations–the Sendmail
e-mail and Apache Web page delivery programs, respectively–
are on more comfortable ground.”
On the business end, companies typically seek customers with the
free software and derive revenue by selling services and support.
… But that’s proved easier said than done.

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