Wildest Dreams of Making Profit on Open Source

At Open Core Summit, in San Francisco, California, United States
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Open Source is amazing. For decades, it has been sustaining technological progress while struggling to become sustainable itself. Commercialization, or building a business on top of Open Source, promises to give control back to the author. But how can you make money on something that is free?

Let’s learn from successful and sustainable commercial open source companies, ranging from one-person businesses to global enterprises. This can be a dream now, but when you wake up, maybe you’ll find yourself on the path to becoming the next successful open-source entrepreneur.

With years of experience working for an open-source-centric company and launching commercial open-source businesses, my passion is to learn and share those learnings with the community.

This talk is to guide people who want to give COSS a try. We will discuss the key decisions to make, experiments to run, risks to consider, and crucial learnings from those who are several steps ahead.

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