Open Source Business Models

11:50 - 12:25

Talk 1

Giving your software away for free is a terrible way to make money. But entrepreneurs should still consider open sourcing their software–many successful companies have done so! But how? The goal of the podcast “Open Source Underdogs” was to interview the most prominent founders in the industry to shed light on their stories. Although each business is different, some common themes emerge. In this talk, Mike will talk about what he’s learned after the last 22 interviews. The goal is to both inspire and challenge entreneurs to consider open source software developement’s strengths and weaknesses as part of a business model.