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The New Labor Market of Open-Source

The proliferation of open-source software into the technology industry has had an important effect on how people work. Open-source companies often stood at the forefront of remote-first work, and now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, open-source communities are leading the way with years developing blueprints that are now helping other companies. Alongside this development, open-source software…

What Companies Look for When Acquiring Open-Source Companies

In a groundbreaking acquisition, IBM acquired Red Hat, a company that open-sources all of its products, for $34 billion in 2019. This changed the paradigm of open-source acquisitions, after all, this meant that IBM saw value in a purchase of software that could have been in the open to work with for this major technology…

The Business Model of the Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

In the third part of our examination of some of the business models being powered by open-source software, we explore the space of the digital experience platform. One of the obvious advantages of a platform — open-source or proprietary — is the promise of a seamless experience to accomplish a goal. When it comes to…

The Business Model of Productized Professional Services

In the second part of the three part series, we examine another business model of the open-source software economy: the productized service. Unlike the models to support commercial open-source software, productized services take the need for open-source software to be implemented on behalf of clients, and creates repeatable and scalable ways to do so. In…