CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- John Roberts, chairman, CEO and co-founder of SugarCRM Inc., has been selected to deliver a keynote address on the open source business model at OSBC West, the Open Source Business Conference that opens in San Francisco on February 14. Roberts and Clint Oram, the company's general manager of Sugar Online & co-founder, will also give three other presentations at the conference. The engagements stem from SugarCRM's status as the market's most successful commercial open source enterprise vendor, with over one million downloads and over 300 commercial users of its Sugar Suite of open source CRM applications since the first product in the suite was released in July 2004. Roberts' February 15 keynote on "Commercial Source: The Project-Powered Enterprise" will discuss the successful ingredients of an open source business model, global development methodologies, and the importance of building and sustaining user communities. Roberts will also participate in a February 14 panel discussion titled "Crossfire: CXOs on the Hotseat" designed to separate open source software hype from reality, and will demo the SugarCRM solution as part of the "OSBC Emerging Elite" representing the best of open source innovation. Oram will speak in a February 14 panel discussion titled "The Open Source Community Imperative: Methodologies, Mechanics and Metrics." The session will address best practices for establishing and growing open source development and distribution communities, as well as the optimal legal structures for community development. SugarCRM will also be exhibiting at the conference in Booth #1. About SugarCRM SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes. SugarCRM's Sugar Suite easily adapts to any business environment by offering a more flexible, cost-effective alternative than proprietary applications. SugarCRM's open source architecture allows companies to more easily customize and integrate customer-facing business processes in order to build and maintain more profitable relationships. SugarCRM offers several deployment options, including on-demand, on-premise and appliance-based solutions to suit customers' security, integration and configuration needs. For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll free in the US, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.sugarcrm.com .
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