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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

editor flow chart  Extensible Markup Language (XML) editor. The local xTuple ERP client loads a binary version of an XML translation file at runtime so that each user can see the application in his or her preferred language. xTuple has an open source project underway to allow for parallel XML translation efforts (in a database) through a web site. The project is to roll out later in 2008 and is expected to drive up translation and internationalization efforts dramatically. In summary, the dual license approach is expected

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