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"Open Source Business Model" Takes on a New Meaning with the Open Business Foundation

Aug 06, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"The Open Business Foundation (OBF) operates on two premises: that the open source development community makes good business sense, and that small businesses can be more successful if they band together with each other to share resources of all kinds.

"OBF's founder Robert Whetsel, the owner of Ravensong Consulting, says that OBF 'was developed from the design philosophy and the principles of open source software communities. Furthermore, we promote true community empowerment in that we require members to share resources, experiences, and business processes. Therefore we can pursue joint opportunities with trusted and proven members to create a thriving, open business community...'"

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