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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Open Source And Profitability

You Can't Make Money from Open Source

Swapnil Bhartiya | May 6, 2016

During the Open Networking Summit, Peter Levine, general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz said that open source needs a business model. Then at OpenStack Summit I bumped into a consultant who shared Levine's views. His exact words were: "Tell me a single company other than Red Hat that makes more than a billion dollars from Linux."
This is something I often hear critics of open source: There is only one Red Hat and there is never going to be another.


<more at; related articles and links: (The Money In Open-Source Software. February 9, 2016) and (Tech Firms Grapple With How to Make Open Source Pay. March 3, 2016)>

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