Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

Developing a FOSS-based Business: Five Questions to Ask

Feb 01, 2008, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Contrary to what you may have heard, free and open source software (FOSS) is not anti-business. But neither is it pro-business. More accurately, FOSS is focused on concerns outside of traditional business, such as user freedom and code quality. For this reason, making the two work together successfully requires special efforts and resources, as well as careful study of the various options.

"Fortunately, finding the right interaction is much simpler than it was in the dot-com days, when business first noticed FOSS. Back then, FOSS businesses were mostly pioneers, and had to be mostly dependent on themselves. Now, however, web searches will yield thousands of results on business-related FOSS issues, and both businesses and non-profit groups exist to lend you assistance..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: