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GitHub raises $100 million from Andreessen Horowitz

CEO says the company will use the money to make GitHub work for everyone involved in software development, not just programmers.

By July 9, 2012


'Cloud' vs. 'source' in the battle of bland corporate names

Open source and cloud-computing start-ups have one thing in common: a tendency to wear their industry trend on their sleeves.

By March 12, 2010


If Novell gets bought, will Red Hat follow?

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.

By March 8, 2010


Open-source acquisitions: What's the holdup?

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.

By January 7, 2010


Bad economy may lead to good IPOs in open source

Open-source companies are doing very well in the recession, but this probably means they'll need to wait for IPOs rather than acquisitions.

By December 11, 2009


Red Hat debuts virtualization management

With the release of RHEV-M, Red Hat has begun to plug one of the most significant holes in its product portfolio.

By November 3, 2009


Citrix strips XenSource of virtualization, open source...everything

Citrix seems to be playing weird games with its XenSource acquisition.

By February 7, 2008


EU's MySQL inquiry may backfire for open source

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.

By October 19, 2009


Open-source M&A: The scorecard to date

Acquisitions of open-source companies appear to be paying good dividends to those who've bought in, however rich the valuation.

By August 18, 2009


Apache makes its first $420 million

The Apache license just got its first big validation as a critical business tool for start-ups, not just software behemoths.

By August 12, 2009