Open Source Licensing Business Model

My previous post on open source licensing touched on the economic implications.

How do you make money from software that is free?

This article suggests 7 business strategies that explain why businesses use open source software to gain a competitive advantage.

Australian expert Roger Clarke has written a detailed paper on Open Business Models.

Open Source sets out the Open Source Case for Business.

See also here for a discussion on Free Software Business Models.

UPDATE: this paper by Aaron Schiff addresses 2 issues: the first looks at the incentives of
programmers to participate in open source projects; the second
considers the business models used by profit-making firms in the open
source industry, and the effects on existing closed source firms.

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