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SugarCRM CEO Augustin to Speak on Open Source Issues
By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Augustin will offer his perspectives on whether or not it's useful to register a trademark and, if so, how to permit its use by others. He'll "evaluate various policies and enforcement strategies from corporate and non-profit perspectives" as well, SugarCRM (News - Alert) officials say. For a preview of his thoughts on the state of open source and other related topics visit his blog at:http://lmaugustin.typepad.com/.
Board member Augustin stepped in as interim CEO after serving on the board for a little over three years. He had been CEO of Linux systems vendor VA Linux.
Also, at a recent industry event, SugarCRM joined other commercial open source providers to uncover research findings from a survey 'Future of Open Source,' which found open source software has become increasingly mainstream, especially in the enterprise.
Survey respondents said the top four factors that make open source software attractive include lower acquisition and maintenance costs; superior security; freedom from vendor lock-in; and better quality software.
David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi