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Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Balancing Open Source and Commerce

Oct 22, 2006, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fabrizio Capobianco)

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"If ever there was a topic that someone was qualified to discuss, it would be me talking about how open source companies need to balance the interests of their community while making money. In fact, our company is named Funambol because it is based on the Latin words funis (rope) and ambulare (walking) that mean a tightrope walker. Managing an open source company requires constantly walking a tightrope that balances the needs of the community and the business. Every step involves decisions between keeping the community committed and satisfying commercial customers.

"Choosing the right business model for an open source company is paramount for success..."

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