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Session

Open Source Business Models and Strategies for Competitive Advantage
John Koenig, President, Riseforth, Inc.

Track: Linux
Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Location: Salon F

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Economic incentives are one of the burning issues surrounding open source software. Investors, contributors and every open source participant seek assurance that their efforts and interests will be protected and rewarded. As a result, we now see unfolding many creative approaches to monetizing open source software.

Emerging open source software strategies affect traditional commercial software vendors, integrators and service providers. No one in the software industry has gone untouched. The trend may be part an inevitable process of commoditization in the software industry, or it may be a shift in the way that software is developed and consumed. Whatever the cause, open source business models and strategies are high on the agenda of every software company.

There are a number of ways to chart successful open source business strategies. Working and sustainable patterns are appearing. In this session, John Koenig provides an introduction to the open source business dynamics that are permanently changing the software industry.



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