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Open Source Outlook - Do or Die Time?

27 March, 2009 - The outlook on 2009 enterprise IT spending looks grim.   The silver lining in the doom and gloom surrounding technology spending in 2009 may be found in open source technologies.  The popular business press is touting the notion that the recession could boost market share gains for open source technology companies.  To date, open source technology has not proven to be nearly as disruptive or profitable as once predicted.  Based on funding activity in 2008 and the distance open source companies have to go in reaching sustainable profitability, 2009 looks to be a make or break year for open source companies.

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