CEO says the company will use the money to make GitHub work for everyone involved in software development, not just programmers.
Citrix seems to be playing weird games with its XenSource acquisition.
Citrix's $500 million acquisition is done. Next up: new server and desktop virtualization products.
What can I say? Even the most opinionated among us are sometimes wrong. I just happen to be wrong more than most. :-)
Open source and cloud-computing start-ups have one thing in common: a tendency to wear their industry trend on their sleeves.
Novell's proposed acquisition will likely drive Red Hat into the arms of VMware or Oracle, but will have minimal impact on the larger open-source commercial ecosystem.
Open-source software company XenSource will be added to Citrix's server management software.
The XenSource acquisition is a wake-up call to proprietary vendors that they can't rest on old laurels anymore.
Citrix is going to buy XenSource to step up the virtualization war. In the process, it has set a nice multiple for open-source companies.
Acquisitions of open-source companies have garnered huge multiples but haven't rounded out many product portfolios. Exit plans are hazy for most open-source start-ups.