20 Odd Tech Startup Names And The Real Stories Behind Them

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CEO: Bill Karpovich

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

Cloud management software vendor Zenoss chose to go with a portmanteau of Zen Buddhism and OSS (open source software).

The significance? Zenoss is "Bringing the Zen of Open Source Software to IT management," a company spokesperson said in an email.

Zenoss CEO and co-founder Bill Karpovich took a long sabbatical before starting Zenoss, during which time he read some 50 books on philosophy, religion and psychology. He also traveled in the Far East and discovered meditation, the spokesperson told CRN.


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