April 6, 2001

ArsDigita moving away from Open Source strategy

Author: JT Smith

CNEt reports that ArtsDigita plans to start selling proprietary software. "While other open-source companies such as Red Hat, Caldera Systems and VA Linux Systems
work to shift revenue from products to services, ArsDigita is going the opposite direction.

Instead of just offering services around the open-source ArsDigita Community System (ACS)
software for setting up e-commerce Web sites, the company will begin selling proprietary software
modules, said Dave Menninger, senior vice president of marketing. In addition, the company's
latest version of ACS has been rewritten using Sun Microsystems' Java language instead of the
previous TCL language."


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