ITNorthWest Voice

This is a blog for all the technology entrepreneurs based in the North West of Ireland - musings about our business, companies, interests, trends and any other random thing that hits us.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Open Source - the business opportunity

I've been exposed to the business of open source for some time Homework: Read this great piece in BusinessWeek I'm still shocked by the lack of knowledge or the fear around open source - at the end of the day its another business model. Companies I admire doing open source Alfreso Socialtext Also check our this piece on SugarCRM If you look closely at these companies, you will notice a few trends 1. Tier 1 VC investment 2. Great management teams 3. Great products Who will be the 1st Irish company to do this business model on the big stage ?


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