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Every (Open-Source) Software Project needs a Business Model

Jan 27, 2008, 05:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Colm Smyth)

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"Most software developers have little interest in entrepreneurship, but an open-source software project will survive and thrive only by delivering value into a market (users) with business partners (contributors) and against competitors (other open and closed source software). If you want to run a successful open-source project, it helps if you consider the key questions that apply when defining a commercial business model. I'll expand on Chesbrough's and Rosenbloom's list of 6 themes to demonstrate why.

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