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May 09, 2005

Podcast about Open Source business models

ITConversations has a new podcast from the Open Source Business Conference 2005: Larry Augustin, CEO of Medsphere, an open source software company that delivers a sophisticated healthcare information system, talks about "The Next Wave of Open Source: Applications". It's 42 minutes long and interesting. By "applications" he means enterprise-level stuff like CRM and ERP, not desktop stuff like word processors. He even goes so far as to take Siebel's income statement and see how it would be changed if they were an Open Source company like JBoss or his company. The keys: Open Source cuts your marketing cost substantially (he explains in detail), and opens up small and medium sized businesses as a huge potential market.

Posted by danb at May 9, 2005 10:38 AM