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Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back
I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the

affero gartner  that adoption of Affero-style reciprocal licensing will increase (these licenses close potential gaps in the redistribution of FOSS source code). I wouldn't know his reasoning behind this but I could hazard a guess that it's due to the increase in SaaS availability, which was shown to sidestep some of the traditional source code distribution requirements. Finally, most interesting to me is his comment that By 2012, at least 70% of the revenue from commercial OSS will come from vendor-centric

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A SaaS Start-up Cautionary Tale: The Makana Experience (Or: How You Can Create a Great Product and Still Hit the Wall)


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Ultimus is a global business process management (BPM) software company that delivers the shortest time to value for business process automation and improvement. Headquartered in Cary, NC, the company is ranked by industry research firms Gartner and Forrester as one of the leading vendors in the BPM market. Ultimus has business operations and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Through these offices and a network of more than 100 partners in 61 countries, more than 1,300 customers, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Citizens Bank, McKessonHBOC, Microsoft, Newell Rubbermaid, Black and Decker, Rexam do Brasil, and Cable & Wireless Panama have deployed the Ultimus BPM Suite to automate and improve a wide range of business processes. The Ultimus BPM Suite has been recognized by eWeek magazine with the 2004 eWeek Excellence Award. In addition, Ultimus is a three-time recipient of the Technology Fast 500 Award from Deloitte & Touche and many other awards.

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Solver, Inc.


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Business Intelligence Standardization


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