business models

return on investment
At the most recent LinxuCon, IBM announced it will invest $1B in Linux and related open source technologies over the next five years. This is not the first time IBM has made such a significant commitment to Linux. Back in 2000, IBM invested $1B and dedicated about 1,500 engineers to work on Linux.... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Oct 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Open source strategy and business models
As an organization or even individual there always seem to be questions when considering whether or not to make your project or code snippet open source. Many times, it starts with trying to figure out which license to use. But there are many other things to consider. We derived a list for you the... Read more
7 comments Posted 15 May 2013 by Michael Ferris (Red Hat) Feed
Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson
If there was an overarching message from the speakers at last week's Open Hardware Summit, particularly those in the first morning block, it's that openness isn't that critical. It sounds strange coming from a conference whose name starts with "open," but speaker after speaker talked about hybrids... Read more
4 comments Posted 5 Oct 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open for business
In the last 15 years of my career I have worked at several open source software companies, each with its own unique approach to software delivery, packaging, branding, and sales. Two things have become clear to me:
3 comments Posted 23 Jul 2012 by Paul Salazar Feed
So, unless you had your head in the sand, you probably noticed HP’s Touchpad tablet computers flying off the shelves of stores after the company slashed the price to $99 ($149 for the 32GB model) and announced that it was discontinuing the product line.
18 comments Posted 24 Aug 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Reading some stories recently, it would be easy to conclude that there was some sort of a decline in open source. I'll not pretend to have new and objective data on the subject, but having just returned from OSCON in the USA I have to say rumours of the death of open source are premature.
1 comment Posted 15 Aug 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
During our Free vs. Paid Business Models webcast, we had a lot of questions from the audience—more than our guests had time to answer. Nicolas Pujol generously took a few more minutes of his time to answer these followups.
0 comments Posted 29 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
One of the keys to a successful open source community is appropriate transparency. A community with strong values around transparency will also be likely to respect its participants privacy. Such a community will also be unlikely to have a copyright assignment benefiting a commercial party.... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Apr 2011 by Simon Phipps Feed
I can't imagine a world in which compromise and collaboration could be more important than in an open source business model. The model itself opens a Pandora's Box of issues that create a minefield that must be navigated on a daily basis and makes those concepts critical to success. Think, for an... Read more
3 comments Posted 10 Dec 2010 by Joe Anglim (Red Hat) Feed
The last time you ate Chinese food, you probably weren't thinking about open source development. But according to Jennifer 8. Lee, author of “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles,” the food on your plate arrived there in precisely that way. General Tso's chicken? Unrecognizable to its creator, let alone... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jul 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed

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