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The Business of Free Software

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The Business of Free Software

  1. 1. The Business of Free Software<br />Aditya Banerjee<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is free?<br />Free Software Licenses<br />Role of Internet<br />Players<br />Commercialization approaches<br />Statistics<br />Misc<br />8/3/2009<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Free as in freedom<br />Freedoms to:<br />run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0)<br />study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1)<br />redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour (freedom 2)<br />improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3)<br />8/3/2009<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Licenses<br />8/3/2009<br />Source: http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/floss-license-slide.html<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Too much freedom?<br />8/3/2009<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Internet changes the dynamics<br />The Cathedral & the Bazaar<br />8/3/2009<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Before<br />8/3/2009<br />7<br />
  8. 8. After<br />8/3/2009<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Some major players<br />8/3/2009<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Making money from free<br />Really?<br />8/3/2009<br />10<br />
  11. 11. The Linux way<br />Value addition<br />Contributing upstream<br />Technical support<br />Training<br />8/3/2009<br />11<br />
  12. 12. The eclipse way<br />Develop & open source platform<br />Use non-restrictive license<br />Core commercial products based on platform<br />License fee<br />Training<br />Support<br />8/3/2009<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Some numbers<br />8/3/2009<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Web Servers market share<br />8/3/2009<br />Source: http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Web browsers: Usage share<br />8/3/2009<br />Source: http://www.thecounter.com/stats/<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Misc<br />Revolution OS- http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=7707585592627775409<br />Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS)? Look at the Numbers! -http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html<br />The Cathedral and the Bazaar - http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/index.html<br />8/3/2009<br />16<br />

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