Most lists of "companies to watch" are put together by the PR firms that shout loudest to the writer. "Ten open-source companies to watch" by John Fontana over at NetworkWorld, however, strikes me as pretty interesting, on balance.
It's also a great testament to how far we've come in open source, because many of the companies listed are doing interesting, cutting-edge work.
Take Marketcetera, which is building a next-generation platform for hedge fund managers. Or Kickfire, which has built a super-charged MySQL appliance. And so on.
No, he doesn't profile Zimbra, Red Hat, … Read more