There is NO Open Source Software Business Model


Building a business is hard work, but it is even harder when the business starts with a faulty premise. This presentation will walk the audience through models for thinking about open source software economics, and business modelling to help understand what business ideas will likely work in a world enabled by open source software. The talk looks at:

  • The underlying economics of open source software development from both the production and consumption perspectives. 
  • The basics of business modelling that will help folks understand the risks and strengths of open source licensed software.
  • The pitfalls and dangers of getting the model wrong. 
  • Several case studies in successes and failures in the space. 
  • A way to think about the use and abuse of open source software foundations.


Room 107
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30