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Re: What about open source?

  • Subject: Re: What about open source?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 06:37:45 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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__/ [ linuxiac ] on Monday 15 May 2006 23:26 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ yusufm@xxxxxxxxx ] on Monday 15 May 2006 19:13 \__
>>>Which group is best for getting information on open source software
>>>(specifically business stuff) ? Like, which is the best (most popular?)
>>>CRM suite, etc.
>>>BTW, if someone knows which app is the defacto open source (free!) CRM
>>>app for linux, please let me know.
>> Hi,
>> Please have a look at these comprehensives lists:
>> * http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=CRM&section=projects&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
>> * http://sourceforge.net/search/?words=CRM&type_of_search=soft
>> Also be sure to descend to some reviews and survey the software (or a
>> combination thereof) which you choose. If you need advice on a particular
>> software package, try contacting its developer/s. For recommendations, try
>> alt.linux or alt.os.linux, among others.
>> Best wishes and good luck,
>> Roy
> Was just wondering... what is a 'CRM'?  I left the world of acronyms
> when I retired from the most powerful government on the planet... didja
> even notice how much weaker it became?

Customer Relationship Management, which notably is ascribed to SAP, who are
rather close to  Microsoft and, much like Microsoft, they  strongly  oppose
Open Source.  Search the Web some of the mind-boggling statements  of their

I forgot to mention OpenCRM, which is not free, but is Open Source
nonetheless. See the following article of interest:


 [ SugarCRM Doubles Commercial Customer Base to 600,
   Building Momentum for Commercial Open Source Applications ]

In hindsight, I should have also referred you to comp.os.linux.misc, which
boasts some knowledgeable people from industry.

Hope it helps,


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