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Public

1. Describing anything available to the population at large. For example, a publicly-traded company may be owned and traded by anyone with the money to buy shares.

2. Describing anything owned or administered by a government. For example, a municipality owns and maintains a public park.
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But with hundreds of mainstream Internet businesses already having inked major deals for financing, grown, gone public, and made a killing--and with scores of others falling flat under the weight of expectations--the real question is why these gay-oriented companies are so late to the game and if they are really ready to go public.
I talked to other CFOs whose companies had just gone public, so I didn't walk into the IPO process with blinders on.
Over 100 Bessemer companies have gone public, including American Superconductor, Ciena, Gartner Group, Ingersoll Rand, International Paper, Maxim, Parametric, Perseptive Biosystems, Staples, VeriSign, Veritas, and W.