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[News] Free/Open Source Businesses Cross Milestones

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Magento Reaches 500,000+ Downloads

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| Magento continues to grow at a staggering pace and its flexibility, 
| scalability and value have brought it to the Half a Million download mark. 
| The momentum of Magento continues in other ways as well, with new extensions 
| being added to Magento Connect, the continued growth of the community and 
| impressive sites launching every day.    


Open Source Marketing Metrics - From 0 to 700 Customers in One Year

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| Converting web visitors into paying customers remains more of an art than 
| science. What we have proven is that for enterprise software, it is possible 
| to attract a large number of paying customers in a short time using an open 
| source channel.   



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.


Free and open source software lets you laugh in the face of recession

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| As the economy tips into recession, there's never been a better time to take
| advantage of free and open source software (FOSS). It's better than
| proprietary software, and it won't cost a penny


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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