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The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

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How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

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Transformation on a Global Scale

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

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As Dimdim Loses Independence, Some Doors Close, and Others Open

January 7, 2011 No Comments

In the wake of the news that open source online conferencing and collaboration provider Dimdim is being swallowed up by cloud CRM provider Salesforce, one conclusion seems clear: Many long-standing open source applications are low hanging fruit for powerful proprietary software companies to acquire and metamorphosize for their own purposes. It’s easy to be lulled into thinking that this is happening at the same rate that it used to, but the rate at which well-known open source technologies are being flipped under the wing of proprietary software companies is in fact picking up pace exponentially. In Dimdim’s case, there are positive and negative aspects of the buyout.

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