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The Business of Open Source

Oct 19, 2007, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The open-source community gained momentum and support during the nineties thanks to the mainstreaming of the Internet and the support of organizations such as the Open-Source Initiative. Along with the growth of open source have come new strategies to sustain the projects and their communities. In an economically driven society, many open-source projects are struggling to maintain their purely nonprofit existence. Numerous solutions have been presented, with some open-source projects evolving into products and others building businesses related to the open-source project to help provide people power and funding. This three-part series, 'The Business of Open Source,' explores the business of maintaining open-source projects and the businesses that grow out of them..."

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