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    Economical Issues Economical Issues Presentation Transcript

    • Economical issues Course: Introduction to libre software Israel Herraiz <herraiz@gsyc.es> th A Coruña, November 9 2007 Master on Free Software
    • How do projects sustain? Master on Free Software
    • Free software funding Different schemes ● Broad range ● From no funding at all – to company based and fully funded projects – Master on Free Software
    • Who and why? Public sector ● Similar to research funding – Scientific motivations – Standards promotion – Social issues – Master on Free Software
    • Who and why? (cont.) Non-profit private funding ● Similar motivations to public funding – Master on Free Software
    • Who and why? (cont.) Ask for improvements (private funding) ● A company interested in a project pays for – some improvements Master on Free Software
    • Who and why? (cont.) Private funding for profit ● Books – Hardware – CDs – Business models ● More details in the next slides – Master on Free Software
    • Other ways Bounties ● Paying for tasks yet to be done – Marketplace ● Developers and companies – Master on Free Software
    • Examples and questions Let's see some examples ● Master on Free Software