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Open sourcebusinessmodels appetizer

  1. 1. Business Models for Commercial Open Source Companies Dr. Karl Popp http://www.drkarlpopp.com Version 1.4 7/31/2011Copyright © 2011 Dr. Karl Popp http://WWW.DRKARLPOPP.COM
  2. 2. Overview • Business Models overview • Open Source community • Services • Software LicensingCopyright © 2011 Dr. Karl Popp http://WWW.DRKARLPOPP.COM
  3. 3. Background information Business Models, Ecosystems and Partnerships in the software industry Profit from Software Ecosystems ISBN-13: 978-3842300514 Examples from over 50 software companiesCopyright © 2011 Dr. Karl Popp http://WWW.DRKARLPOPP.COM
  4. 4. Commercial Open Source Business Model Type of Products/Services offered Financia Physica Intangi Huma l l ble n Creato Entrepr Manufa Invent n/a r eneur cturer or Distrib Financia Wholes IP n/a utor l aler, distri trader Retaile butor r Lessor Financia Physica IP Contr l More details here: l lesso ac- http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/13903 lessor lessor -software-business-model-basics r torCopyright © 2011 Dr. Karl Popp http://WWW.DRKARLPOPP.COM
  5. 5. Commercial Open Source Business Model • Software vendors can create different Invent business models for open source or • Starting with services (consulting, IP maintenance, support) at the bottom distri additional business models can be butor added: IP – IP Lessor: commercial licenses can be sold to customers lesso – IP distributors: distribute open source r software – Inventor: create software Contr actorCopyright © 2011 Dr. Karl Popp http://WWW.DRKARLPOPP.COM
  6. 6. OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY BUSINESSCopyright © 2011 Dr. Karl Popp http://WWW.DRKARLPOPP.COM
  7. 7. Open Source for customers and for commercial software vendors Provide Open Source Open Source Open Software Community as Community Source vendor Software supplier Provide Open Source Open Source Open Customer Community as Community Source Software software vendorCopyright © 2011 Dr. Karl Popp http://WWW.DRKARLPOPP.COM

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