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GlobalSight going open source - does anybody care?
Welocalize, the new owners of GlobalSight, recently announced that the new GlobalSight 7.1 is now available under the Apache 2.0 license.

But as our friends at Common Sense Advisory pointed out six months ago, the open source model doesn't generally do well in the translation/localization space. The reason companies are willing to pay SDL's outrages prices is that TRADOS is widely supported. TRADOS has become the IBM of translation management - you won't get fired for buying TRADOS.

And judging by the fact that a grand total of 15 people have joined the GlobalSight group on LinkedIn, it sure isn't looking like translation companies or clients are rushing out to install GlobalSight.

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