15 Open-Source Business Influencers - John Roberts

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2008-03-27 Print this article Print

Roberts is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of SugarCRM, which put open-source CRM (customer relationship management) software on the map. Roberts established SugarCRM's commercial open-source business model, co-led the product design of SugarCRM products and helped build the Sugar Community into one of the largest open-source communities on the Web.


The influence of the open-source model on software development is increasing. Here, eWEEK names 15 people driving this IT revolution.  

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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