Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Open Source Systems

Here's an interesting post about a college kid who's pretty proud of his $125 document imaging system. No, it's not going to stand up to enterprise stress, but it's a neat starting point, and I think a peek into the future.

Also, it appears Alfresco, the Open Source DM specialist founded by former Documentum execs, has secured some more funding. I don't know, but the $8 million figure seems like a low amount for such an ambitious venture, but maybe we're harkening back to the dot-com days when VCs had money in wheelbarrows. Then again, Alfresco (from when we talked with them) seemed to have a pretty efficient business model, so maybe they don't need that much.

RG

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