https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/12/how-open-source-software-took-over-the-world/

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It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would be significant in the software universe. Fast forward to today and we’ve witnessed the growing excitement in the space: Redhat is being acquired by IBM for $32 billion (3x times its market cap from 2014); Mulesoft was acquired after going public for $6.5 billion ; MongoDB is now worth north of $4 billion; Elastic’s IPO now values the company at $6 billion ; and, through the merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks , a new company with a market cap north of $4 bil... Full story

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