- once the open-source business model is sustainable, it is harder to grow up than with traditional, but less likely to go down
- for traditional companies it is harder to compete with the price cut-off presented by the open-source business
- we should move to services market, giving legal services, assurance,... Google has a powerful model with advertising market
- Internet allows new models that scale better, remote services market
- legislations emerging to say "patents can not be used against open-source software", on the basis of supporting a greater good for the society
- in the open-source, components/projects are weak, but the aggregators/distributions are strong. we need to level this down to support creativity and innovations. companies working on open-core or other ways of owning a component, would channel more funds into the components.
- the case of The Battle for Wesnoth on the Apple App Store; are we ready to take "it is not about free beer, it is a about freedom" literally?
May 16, 2011 11:42 AM | fsn