ZDNet gets clued in

December 15th, 2007 by Tom Elrod

Recently I came across this article by Dana discussing “why Sourceforge is losing ground with commercial open source players.” The answer lies within the question itself… commercial open source. Any business that does operations online, and especially an open source business, needs to be able to identify the different types of visitors that are visiting their site.

After an interview with Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator, it is apparent that Dana comes to this realization himself stating that having full information on visitors “lets them fine-tune their strategies, initiate sales calls, and create alliances quickly.”

The tooling required to do this effectively is just not present within Sourceforge and is a necessity, not a luxury, for open source companies. Did I mention that Appcelerator uses LoopFuse?

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