Earning Money with Free Software - Gran Canaria Desktop Summit

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Earning Money with Free Software - Gran Canaria Desktop Summit

  1. 1. FRANK KARLITSCHEK KDE DEVELOPER OPENDESKTOP.ORG / KDE-LOOK.ORG GNOME-LOOK.ORG / KDE-APPS.ORG Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  2. 2. Earning Money with free Software Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  3. 3. or How can a KDE Developer pay the rent without becoming a Windows Coder at SAP Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  4. 4. Topics • Money? Why ? • 7 ideas • Discussion Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  5. 5. The current situation: •A lot of KDE hackers are students •The situation becomes difficult when you start to work full time •Even more if you have children • Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  6. 6. The current situation: •Some developers are sponsored by companies •But not many •Becomes even more difficult with the current economic situation •Tiny amount of full time developers compared to closed source software. Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  7. 7. Wouldn´t it be good to work full time at your KDE application? Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  8. 8. We need a way for KDE hackers to pay the rent by writing free software Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  9. 9. A Business Model for free software hackers Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  10. 10. 7 ideas Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  11. 11. 1. donations Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  12. 12. Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  13. 13. 2. job board Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  14. 14. Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  15. 15. 3. bounties Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  16. 16. Several user pay together for a feature Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  17. 17. 4. support Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  18. 18. Endusers buy support directly from the developer Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  19. 19. Example: •digikam •$5 a month •Hotline Number directly to the developer •Dedicated Email Address •Remote Desktop support Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  20. 20. 5. Supporter Program Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  21. 21. Example: •$5 a month •listed as a "supporter" on the webpage •invited to a party together with the developers once a year •support calls Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  22. 22. 6. Affiliate Programs Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  23. 23. Example: •Amarok -> Magnatunes Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  24. 24. 7. App Store Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  25. 25. •It is possible to sell binaries! •Companies like Redhat or Novell sell our software already •But the developers doesn´t benefit from it directly. •Let´s enable the developers to sell Mac, Windows, Linux binaries Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  26. 26. Targetgroup: Endusers ! Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  27. 27. Example: •$3 for an Amarok Windows Binary •incuding one support call Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  28. 28. Launching next week: Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  29. 29. openDesktop.org AppStore Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  30. 30. •Developers choose the price •Payment via Paypal •Web or Native Client •Qt Application •Mac / Windows / Linux •Open API •In KDE SVN next week Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  31. 31. Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  32. 32. Discussion Dienstag, 17. November 2009
  33. 33. Thank you Frank Karlitschek karlitschek@kde.org blog.karlitschek.de twitter.com/fkarlitschek Dienstag, 17. November 2009

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