January 15, 2013

Making Money Giving Away Software

Igor Faletski, Harvard Business Review


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Open source technology is everywhere. It's in your phone, your laptop, and it may run even the website where you're reading this article. Thousands of companies have placed open source software at the center of their business. But how do they make money from something being given away for free?

Red Hat is the global leader in open source software solutions — and has a clear strategy in how to generate revenue. They package the popular open source operating system Linux as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and deliver it to enterprises with a promise of 10 years of support. Open...

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