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IT Manager's Journal: Journyx and Open Source Software

Oct 27, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Journyx is a closed-source, proprietary software vendor with a business model that embraces--albeit at arm's length--open source. How can that be? The paradox results from a unique business model that attempts to provide a free-as-in-beer product for the majority of users, support and use open source software projects, and still turn a profit. I recently spoke to Journyx founder and CEO Curt Finch to learn more about that business model, and about TimeSheet, the software Journyx produces and (mostly) gives away.

"TimeSheet is free for any organization, so long as no more than 10 users are tracking their time. Finch says that's about 90 percent of all the businesses in the US..."

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