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Companies of open sources (What have they done? What is their business model? Are they public? etc)

Red Hat

- Red Hat, Inc. (Google Finance)
- Red Hat is a public company. 
- Red Hat provides open source Linux kernel which is free.
- Red Hat sells customer support and training for open source software. 

Linuxcare/ Levanta

- Linuxcare, Inc. (Google Finance)
- RIP, Levanta (Linux.com)
- Linuxcare is a public company.
- Linuxcare is the first major Linux support company.
- Levanta laid off all employees on March 31, 2008.

Sun Microsystems

- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Google Finance)
- Sun Microsystems is a public company.
- Sun Microsystems provides network infrastructure.
- Sun Microsystems provides licenses and supports open sources, such as JAVA platform and Solaris OS.

Scriptics/ Ajuba Solutions

- Ajuba Solutions, Inc. (BusinessWeek)
- Ajuba Solutions is a private company.
- Ajuba Solutions provides solutions for automating, customizing, and managing B2B relationships over the Internet.
- John Ousterhout, the founder of Scriptics, designed Tcl, a scripting tool.

Lucid Inc.

- Lucid Inc. (Wikipedia)
- J. Foderaro, "Programming Environment," ACM SIGPLAN Lisp Pointers, vol1, Issue4, pp30-31, 1987. (Survey of Common Lisp)
- Lucid was originally making super computer.
- Succeeded product of Lucid was Lisp IDE.
- Lucid went bankruptSuse in 1994

--Mikio, 9/17/2008, 8:52 AM


- was absorbed into Red Hat in 1999. As of 2007, several Cygnus employees still work for Red Hat.
--Purcebr 14:09, 17 Sep 2008 (EST)

VA Research



Vixie Enterprises

- Paul Vixie seems to be involved in a few different areas. He cofounded the Internet Systems 
Consortium, and now works for the non-profit company supporting projects such as BIND
that he originally developed. Additionally, he works as a freelance consultant.

--Purcebr 14:09, 17 Sep 2008 (EST)


- Netscape has been absorbed into AOL, LCC, a publicly traded company.
- AOL has announced they will stop supporting Netscape software as of March 1, 2008
- The brand is used to market a discount internet service provider, and a social news website.
- The netscape source code was released under GPL, providing the basis of the mozilla browser.

--Purcebr 14:09, 17 Sep 2008 (EST) IBM


- Webkit, the framework used by the safari web browser is an open source project
- mDNSResponder, apple's 'Bonjour,' a service discovery daemon
- Darwin, the UNIX core of mac os x is licensed under apple's APSL. Early revisions met harsh criticism
from the fsf, and open source community, however the the FSF and Apple have worked together to 
produce APSL 2.0, which resolves the problems of "Central Control" and possibility of revocation. The 
APSL 2.0 is not compatible with the GPL, and is not consider copyleft because it allows for linking to 
proprietary files.

--Purcebr 14:09, 17 Sep 2008 (EST)





--Edlefma 10:14, 17 Sep 2008 (EST)