If You're Looking For The Open Source Business Model, You're Looking For The Wrong Thing

Tuesday Dec 1st 2009 by Datamation.com Staff

Just as music isn't much of a business by itself, but it can be a huge component of a larger business, open source software is part of what helps many other businesses.

Recent articles bemoaning the lack of open source business success stories miss the point. Open source software, by itself, shouldn't be much of a business. Just as we talk about how the new music ecosystem involves using music to make other things much more valuable, the "open source business model" is using open source software to make other things much more valuable.
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