Three Models for Commercializing Open Source Software

  1. a successful business (at least, to the best of my knowledge) and;
  2. a responsible steward of at least one open source project indispensable to the functioning of their business.¹

Model One: Open Core

OmniSci

Differentiated Benefit: Organic Inbound Sales

Model Two: Systems Integration

Crunchy Data

Differentiated Benefit: Intrinsically Distributed R&D

Model Three: Constellation of Value-added Libraries

Mapbox

Differentiated Benefit: Non-competitive Value Creation

🚨Bonus🚨

Model Four: Blockchain

StreetCred

Differentiated Benefit: Direct Monetization

In Conclusion

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