Home > Open Source > Open Source: Now It’s an Ecosystem Open Source: Now It’s an Ecosystem Thom Holwerda 2005-10-06 Open Source 7 Comments This software movement is branching into not just mainstream business applications but also the associated services. And venture capitalists are eager to help. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 7 Comments 2005-10-06 4:26 pm Once again, venture capitalists are wanting to throw money at anything whether it makes business sense or not. It’s the dot-com all over again. 2005-10-07 12:46 am John Nilsson Lets take advantage of that while we can then! How about a VC funded company that pays bounties to often requested features and needed improvements? 2005-10-06 4:46 pm DittoBox And vulture capitalists are eager to help. 😛 2005-10-06 5:02 pm Sphinx I wish it was the dot-com all over again, well without all the con artists anyway. 2005-10-06 7:58 pm Wait, if I wrote it in AJAX, then I can get a VC? Cool, that’s a lot easier than actually creating something of value. 2005-10-06 9:13 pm Sometimes Venture Capitalists seem like those fools in clubs who will chase after any female who walks in. Best to just focus on the work and get the job done. 2005-10-07 2:44 pm Ugh.. it makes my stomach churn. So I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page moving forward. We’re targeting this software ecosystem to increase the customer’s ROI. yadda.. yadda.. reminds me of the president of a company I worked for. I quit because that windbag would hold meetings for 2.5 hours and would talk endlessly using phrases he picked up from business journals. You’d look around and see people rolling their eyes.