Talk in English - US at ConFoo 2011
View Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/confoo/the-business-behind-open-source-7420297
Short URL: https://joind.in/talk/d962c
Developing and managing an open source project is both fun and frustrating. We contribute to these projects for a variety of reasons, but in the end, successful projects have either funding provided or a successful business model in place to support the project.
I'll discuss business models that work, and ones that don't.
This session will be somewhat interactive, drawing on the audience for experiences, and calling for comments on the business strategies that I will talk about.
If you are a successful open source business manager, or an upcoming open source project manager that wants to drive a money making business out of your open source project, this session should be entertaining and helpful.
Examples and discussions will be drawn from previous experiences, both good and bad.