11 open source companies to watch

Open source companies worth watching focus on cloud computing, security, collaboration and more.
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Company name: Cfengine
Founded: Incorporated in 2008 in Oslo, Norway; incorporated in U.S., June 2009.
Locations: Oslo, Norway; St. Petersburg, Fla.

Product company offers: Cfengine 3, the Community Edition, is a server configuration management technology. Cfengine Nova, the commercial edition, is server life-cycle management software for building, deploying managing and auditing.

Why it is worth watching: An open source product for 16 years, the company added technical support and commercial based support just this year for software that includes a unique policy-based, real-time repair feature. The company now has a version designed for full server life-cycle management.

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