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Top Five Open Source Business Models You Never Heard Of

Jul 02, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"The art of 'selling' or generating revenue from open source is a topic of growing importance as open source takes a larger piece of the software business. In the past, open source revenue has largely been associated with services marketed by many top tier Linux companies: Support, middleware solutions, etc.

"In contrast, I'll examine things from a much smaller, more creative perspective. I'll look at five open source businesses opportunities you have likely never conceived of. Most of these ideas are aimed at people who are not looking to start the next 'JBoss,' rather, they hope to opt out of the daily rat race with an income that provides a steady stream..."

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