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Copernicus Software found its salvation with screen savers. The 4-year-old Lake Oswego software company was founded by two refugees from Central Point Software and a publishing industry veteran with the idea of creating stock photo CD-ROMs.
The photo idea sounded positive but soon turned negative, said co-founder Mike Westby.
Now, the company has nearly 50 titles to its credit, major clients such as Disney and some exciting new opportunities to pursue, Westby added. Plus, the company expects to cap 100 percent annual growth by reaching the $1 million revenue mark this year.
Copernicus might even splurge and move out of its cramped office, and manufacturing and distribution facility above a downtown Lake Oswego frame shop.
But First of all, what about the name? Why name a software company in tribute to a 14th and 15th century Polish astronomer who put the sun at the center of the …