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Compiere Open Source failed?

http://www.compieresource.com

Recently, Consona acquired Compiere. Is this a failure of Open Source business model

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Who said Linux couldn't make you money?

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Many times I have considered this very thing: Open a consultancy that focused primarily on Linux and open source. I knew there had to be a way to make it work. Many scoffed and said it couldn’t be done, that open source wouldn’t sell. But someone has done it, and done it well.

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GoAhead Software Moves to Open Source Business Model

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GoAhead Software Moves to Open Source Business Model. GoAhead® Software today announces that it is shifting its business model and technology strategy from its proprietary SAFfire product to an open source software model. Simultaneous with the move to open source, GoAhead is announcing the acquisition of Avantellis from Emerson Network Power.

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Making Money by Giving Stuff Away

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Open source software is obviously extremely interesting to companies from a utilitarian viewpoint: it means they can reduce costs and – more significantly – decrease their dependence on single suppliers. But there's another reason why businesses should be following the evolution of this field:

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Open source became big business in 2009

http://news.cnet.com

Open source has long been an important development methodology. The biggest surprise of 2009, however, was just how quickly it took center stage as a business strategy in the larger software economy.

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It’s Red Hat’s Day Again

http://boycottnovell.com

Red Hat continues to demonstrate that Free software as a business model most certainly works

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Microsoft to open source: Please don't compete on price!

http://news.cnet.com

Microsoft must really love open source and want to see it succeed. Recently, Microsoft's open-source team lead, Sam Ramji, urged open-source vendors not to compete with Microsoft on price, but instead focus on "value."

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Don’t Force Purity in Companies

http://www.linuxloop.com

A recent ComptuerWorld article argues that open-source-based companies are just not going to be able to make as much money as their commercial counterparts, and, thus, should open themselves up to supporting the open-source versions of their software, too. I disagree.

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Business vs. FOSS: Six Pressure Points

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

The question of whether business can co-exist with free and open source software (FOSS) was settled long ago. It can, and not only successful companies like Red Hat but also the willingness of venture capitalists to fund FOSS business models proves the case.

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Every (Open-Source) Software Project needs a Business Model

http://colmsmyth.blogspot.com

Most software developers have little interest in entrepreneurship, but an open-source software project will survive and thrive only by delivering value into a market (users) with business partners (contributors) and against competitors (other open and closed source software). If you want to run a successful open-source project, it helps if you consider the key questions that apply when defining a commercial business model. I'll expand on Chesbrough's and Rosenbloom's list of 6 themes to demonstrate why.

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Making Money With Open Source, Part 2: Only One Chasm

http://www.linuxinsider.com

OpenITWorks CEO Michael Grove contends that it is a mistake to think of commercial open source as its own business model. Instead, open source is one of many possible means to an end of making a single software business model successful -- that of selling value to customers through software. Businesses should focus their strategic planning on how to best monetize their value propositions, through open source or something else.

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The Five Open Source Business Models

http://www.informationweek.com

Open source has become standard in Silicon Valley, with nearly every software startup planning to release at least some code. So far, they've found five main business models:

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Open Source Is the Big Disruptor

http://www.eweek.com

Gartner declared open-source software the biggest disruptor the software industry has ever seen and postulated it will eventually result in cheaper software and new business models.

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My Favorite Open Source Business Models

http://www.intranetjournal.com

Discovering the perfect formula for profiting from an open source project is not easy. There are countless variables that must be considered, many of which determine early on whether or not a project will be successful with the community using it.

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"Open source business model" takes on a new meaning with the Open Business Foundation

http://www.linux.com

"The Open Business Foundation (OBF) operates on two premises: that the open source development community makes good business sense, and that small businesses can be more successful if they band together with each other to share resources of all kinds."

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