liraz
writes “Stuart Cohen, former CEO of Open Source Development Labs, has
written an op-ed on BusinessWeek claiming that the traditional open
source business model, which relies solely on support and service
revenue streams, is failing to meet the expectations of investors. He
discusses the ‘great paradox’ of the FOSS business model, saying: ‘For
anyone who hasn’t been paying attention to the software industry
lately, I have some bad news. The open source business model is broken.
Open source code is generally great code, not requiring much support.
So open source companies that rely on support and service alone are not
long for this world.’ Cohen goes on to outline the beginnings of a
business model that can work for FOSS going forward.”

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