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Top 50 Open Source Companies: Where Are They Now?

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When The VAR Guy launched his website in January 2008, our resident blogger kept a super close eye on open source channel partner programs. At one point, The VAR Guy published the Open Source 50 — tracking how the top open source companies were working with VARs and IT service providers. So whatever happened to each of the 50 companies in that annual list?

Some are dead, some are thriving, and many have repositioned for cloud computing, Big Data and other buzz words. Here’s a belated update from The VAR Guy in alphabetical order…

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