September 13, 2005

Salesforce.com borrows from open source model

Rob writes "Despite the Oracle/Siebel news that had the potential to swamp its recent Dreamforce
user conference in San Francisco, Salesforce.com had enough up its sleeve to keep the
attention of its 3,000 plus attendees with the introduction of AppExchange, an application
exchange platform that combines the principles of the open source distribution model with
the dot com trading exchange concept. The concept of AppExchange draws from the open
source environment of freely available source code and development but by restricting it
to the Salesforce.com platform adds an element of control and formal certification. The
ultimate aim of the initiative is to drive up Salesforce.com subscriptions as its moves
beyond classic CRM users
."

Link: cbronline.com

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  • Open Source
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