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Re:Nothing to do with FOSS

Posted by: nanday on May 13, 2007 10:53 AM
A few of the lessons for FOSS companies from the article:

1. raising capital remains hard. Investors who know FOSS and can provide help for FOSS companies are hard to find.

2. the buyout, one of the traditional ways for small companies to become successful may now be much rarer for FOSS companies.

- Bruce Byfield (nanday)

3. commercialized FOSS is dominated by large companies these days. That wasn't the case eight years ago.

The struggles of small companies, of course, aren't unique to FOSS ones. But it's still worth seeing what the conditions in the FOSS market are these days.

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