Monday, January 15, 2007

The Open Source Way

Alan Watts may forgive the pun, but there's an emerging realization among commercial software companies--giving it away leads to better growth. (Take note, Blackboard!)

This just published over at Cnet:

What's new:
A small company called Aras is adopting an open-source model for its product lifecycle management application that's built with Microsoft technologies.

Bottom line:
More software companies are deciding that the risks associated with converting to open source--such as lower license revenue and shared intellectual property--offer better growth opportunities than the traditional enterprise software model.

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