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Our articles on business look into how companies today are using open source and how "open" is shaping the future of business.

Tips and gears turning

Open source products must create enough differentiated value that customers will voluntarily pay for them versus another (or free) product.
A chair in a field.

Moving work online created challenges and opportunities for innovation in 2020.
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Differences emerge based on company size, according to Tidelift's third managed open source survey.
a checklist for a team

Product managers play an essential role in creating differentiated value that customers will pay for.
Teammates shaking hands and smiling in an office

Contributing to open source prevents complacency and teaches people the value of giving to the greater good.
Gift box opens with colors coming out

Differentiation is what makes a product successful. Learn more in part two of this series on open source in the software supply chain.
Net catching 1s and 0s or data in the clouds

Instead of asking whether open source is a development model or a business model, start thinking about it as a supply chain for your products.
Digital images of a computer desktop

BlueSpice is based on Wikipedia's MediaWiki but its features go far beyond its noble ancestor.