Open Source Earns New Opportunity With Channel Partners

Open source software has had a hit-and-miss relationship with channel partners. Major initiatives from Tech Data and Synnex, for instance, have done little to ignite reseller enthusiasm for open source email, ERP, CRM and other applications. So, how will open source march forward with resellers? The VAR Guy has some new insights to share.

First, let’s explore what went wrong. Synnex and Red Hat launched the Open Source Channel Alliance amid much fanfare in 2009. But the alliance was surprisingly silent in 2010, and completely silent so far in 2011. Similarly, Tech Data launched the Open Tech initiative in late 2009. That effort also has gone mostly silent.

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