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Daniel ~ 15th January, 2007 04:46 PM

How best to profit from your newest software release? Give it away!
 
Written by Daniel
Monday, 15 January 2007
Taking the plunge into open source
By Martin LaMonica
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: January 15, 2007, 6:00 AM PST


More software companies are finding that the best way to make money with software is to give it away, cherry-picking open-source software practices for commercial gain.

On Monday, a small software company called Aras will release the code of its design application--written entirely with Microsoft technologies--and shift to an open-source business model.

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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