Sustainable Open Source - Dirk Riehle

09 Jan 2013 - 13:47:55 in Seminar
Sustainable Open Source (Video) by Dirk Riehle

MySQL was sold for one billion US-dollar. Red Hat is worth a multiple of that. The Eclipse Foundation has pushed many software tool vendors out of business. How come that open source, a phenomenon dubbed "temporary" not only has become sustainable but the business strategy of choice? In this talk, I discuss the four main business models, two for-profit and two not-for-profit, that have made open source sustainable. These models are changing the business of software and are the future of our industry.