Is open source a development model which emphasizes collaboration, the decentralized nature in which code is written, and the licenses under which that code is released? Or, is open source a business model focused on monetization through support, services, software-as-a-service, paid features, or even inexpensive marketing or advertising? I’d argue it’s neither! Instead of thinking about open source as a development model or a business model, perhaps companies should think in terms of a supply chain from which they can purchase technology. If you’re interested in learning more about this paradigm, check out the material below:
- Is open source a development model, business model, or something else?
- How to define a product in the open source software supply chain
- What do open source product teams do?
- 18 ways to differentiate open source products from upstream suppliers
- Managing the open source product roadmap
- Going to market with an open source product
- What is Open Core?
- Open Source In Business 2020: Virtual: Live Panel: Open Source In Business: The Delicate Art Of Open Source Product Management with Adam Jacobs former CTO of Chef
- TechZone 2019: Cochabamba, Bolivia: Un Día En La Vida De Un Product Manager De Software Libre –
- Presentation: Gerencia de Productos Con Una Cadena de Recursos de Código Abierto
- Video: Gerencia de Productos Con Una Cadena de Recursos de Código Abierto
- Presentation: Product Management with an Open Source Supply Chain