- Marten Mickos - CEO, MySQL AB
- Andy Astor - CEO, EnterpriseDB
- John Roberts - CEO, SugarCRM
- Larry Augustin - Private Investor
- Jonathan Schwartz - CEO, Sun Microsystems
- Matt Asay - VP of Business Development, Alfresco
- James Governor, Stephen O'Grady, Michael Coté
- Raven Zachary - Research Director, The 451 Group
- William “whurley” Hurley - Chief Architect of Open Source Strategy, BMC
- Anthony Gold - VP and GM, Open Source Business, Unisys
- Michael Tiemman - President, Open Source Initiative
- Sun buys MySQL, $1 billion, 2008
MySQL - the world’s most widely used open source database.
- Red Hat buys Cygnus Solutions, $675 million, 1999
Cygnus Solutions was a provider of open source software support
- Citrix buys XenSource, $500 million, 2007
XenSource, is the company behind the Xen virtualization software.
- Yahoo buys Zimbra, $350 million, 2007
Yahoo already have their own email services, and with Zimbra they got an integrated email, messaging and collaboration software.
- Red Hat buys JBoss, $350 million, 2006
Red Hat strengthened their SOA offerings by buying the JBoss Java application server.
- Novell buys SUSE, $210 million, 2003
Novell got their own Linux distribution by buying SUSE.
- Nokia buys Trolltech, $153 million, 2008
Trolltech is the company behind the Qt GUI framework which is used by the popular Linux desktop environment KDE.