The Business of Open Source

Business and Jobs

  • How to get paid for open source

    • Nonprofit
    • Work for a company
      • Experience with OSS
      • Track record of contribution
        • Github
        • Large project commit logs, which sometimes are GitHub fork
      • Understanding of OSS ecosystems
        • Licensing / IP rules
        • Community
    • Contractor/Consultant
    • Entrepreneur * Gives less tangible assets to company * Gives a great distribution channel * Free workforce * Talk to someone if you want to do this
  • How corporate views Open Source

    • Used a lot for in-house dev
    • View free licenses as good, viral as bad
      • Keep their mouth shut about the latter
    • Pretty essential to everything now
Last modified: Thursday, 1 August 2019, 2:21 PM