Business Models for Open Source Software Companies

Tony Wasserman, Executive Director, Carnegie Mellon West Center for Open Source Investigation

Track: Business
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Location: D137-138

Open source software companies are receiving significant funding from venture capitalists and other investors, based on the disruptive effect that open source software is having on traditional software businesses. The growing adoption of open source and the emergence of companies delivering open source products are having a major impact on the software industry. These open source companies have adopted various business models, including software subscription services, support and services models, integration services, and many others. This session describes these business models and likely trends for increased commercialization of open source software.