"Discovering the perfect formula for profiting from an open
source project is not easy. There are countless variables that must
be considered, many of which determine early on whether or not a
project will be successful with the community using it.
"The rub, however, is that discovering true success in
monetizing these open source efforts does not happen easily. It
takes a clear understanding of which business models work, and the
best way to implement them from a long-term standpoint..."