Monday, May 12, 2003

More Making Money with OS

I hadn't read this before (or heard about it). It's the expanded version of the paper that convinced Jim Barksdale and other Netscape executives to OS Navigator.

"Commercial software companies face many challenges in growing their business in today's fast-moving and competitive industry environment. Recently many people have proposed the use of an open-source development model as one possible way to address those challenges. This document investigates the business of commercial open-source software, including why a company might adopt an open-source model, how open-source licensing works, what business models might be usable for commercial open-source products, what special considerations apply to commercial products released as open source, and how various objections relating to open source might be answered."

Setting Up Shop

Mentioned in REVOLUTION OS.
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