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CEO says the company will use the money to make GitHub work for everyone involved in software development, not just programmers.
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.
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.
Open-source companies are doing very well in the recession, but this probably means they'll need to wait for IPOs rather than acquisitions.
With the release of RHEV-M, Red Hat has begun to plug one of the most significant holes in its product portfolio.
Citrix seems to be playing weird games with its XenSource acquisition.
The European Commission is trying to protect competition by blocking Oracle's purchase of MySQL, but the consequence may be to dampen investment in open-source communities.
Acquisitions of open-source companies appear to be paying good dividends to those who've bought in, however rich the valuation.
The Apache license just got its first big validation as a critical business tool for start-ups, not just software behemoths.