Business models: proprietary vs OSS

Valer Mischenko of NLnet is speaking at eLiberatica on free and open source business models. One slide in which he contrasts business models particularly caught my eye:

Proprietary business model: WAR Open source business model: OPEN
– World as battlefield – World as construction site
– Kill competitor – Defend the concept
– Occupy and defend territory – Encourage to join in
– Seal all ways out – Offer new free territories
– Spy (on customers) – Open all ways
– Keep all information secret – Transparent
– Propaganda as important weapon – Keep all information open
– Punish any freedom attempts – Advantages are evident

Interesting! I’ll have to digest this a bit and see if I totally agree.


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