ONLamp: Open Source Business Models--What Works and What Does Not?
Sep 07, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Many of you might have questions around successful business
models. Recent Forbes article on SourceForge and the blog on
SugarCRM's functionality differences between open source and pro
versions raise interesting questions. If you are contemplating on a
new open source venture--my recommendation is not to differentiate
(functionally) between the commercial and open source versions,
like in the case of MySQL's dual license.
"From my conversations with CIOs, enteprise architects and IT
developers there are three major reasons for adopting open