Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Open Source is not a Business Model

While the report of that name is only available for purchase, a summary of its findings is available from this blog entry.

The two findings I found most interesting were:

  1. “Open source is a business tactic, not a business model. Open source is not a market in and of itself, nor is it a vertical segment of the market. Open source is a software development and/or distribution model that is enabled by a licensing tactic.”

  2. “There is very little money being made out of open source software that doesn’t involve proprietary software and services.”

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