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[News] Free/Open Source Companies Still Hiring

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We hire. They fire.

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| Over 2008,  we have seen our employee ranks increase by 30% and demand for 
| our marketing automation suite has never been higher. It is evident that 
| during times of economic uncertainty, now more than ever, marketers are 
| hungry for a low-cost, high-return, and easy-to-use product in the marketing 
| automation space. So the build-out continues with key hires in executive 
| positions and game-changing product innovations in 2009.     


Rails Guides Wants You

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| If you haven’t looked at the state of Rails documentation lately, it’s time 
| to look again. The new Ruby on Rails Guides page includes 14 separate guides 
| for Rails developers, with topics ranging from “Getting Started” to routing, 
| security, testing, and debugging. That’s over 70,000 words of help content 
| for Rails users that didn’t exist two months ago when we launched the Rails 
| Guides project.     



Open-Xchange Secures Funding, Charts Plans for Growth

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| Today, Open-Xchange must be feeling quite optimistic, as it announced it's
| just closed a round of venture funding totaling $9 million and has four times
| the number of paid mailboxes now than it did last year. The company is
| focusing on a decidedly rosy looking future.



Credit crunch moves business to adopt open source

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| “The world is undergoing serious economic turbulence, but at a time when
| businesses know they simply cannot terminate IT projects, open source
| software providers the perfect solution,” claimed John Powell, Alfresco chief
| executive.
| He said that with open source, public and private sector companies resisted
| the demands of proprietary vendors, created a flexible infrastructure as well
| as lower IT spend.


Economics of open source remains an academic challenge

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| When I’m looking for open source economic theories my go-to guy is Bruce
| Perens, who has written eloquently on the subject. But he’s not an academic
| economist. Economists don’t usually hand out their top awards to computer
| programmers.


Open sauce Alfresco has its best ever quarter

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| ALFRESCO SOFTWARE announced its strongest ever quarterly financial results
| today, reporting that customer interest has increased during the global
| economic downturn as organisations turn to more cost effective and scalable
| open source software products.


Zenoss Announces Record Quarterly Customer Growth amid Struggling Economy

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| Commercial open source IT management firm grows 85 percent quarter over
| quarter


Compiere Closes Third Quarter with Continued Global Expansion and 195 Percent

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| Compiere, Inc., the global leader in open source business solutions, this
| week closed a strong third quarter during which the company reports a 195
| percent revenue growth for Q3 2008 compared to Q3 2007, as well as a 59
| percent growth in subscribers. In addition, the company continued its global
| expansion by adding partners in North America, Europe, Middle East and
| Africa, and Asia Pacific regions.

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