Season 2 is in full swing!
Catch up on past episodes
Episode 1: The Open Source Database Market
Featuring Marten Mickos
Episode 2: The Business of Standards and Open Source
Featuring Silona Bonewald and Guy Martin, hosted by Stephen Walli
Episode 3: Drupal: A case-study in ecosystem development
Featuring Dries Buytaert and Heather Rocker
Episode 4: The Transformation of an Industry - Open Source in Film
Featuring Carol Payne and Larry Gritz
Highlights from Season 1
Here is a short compilation from the first season of Open Source in Business.
Archive of Season 1
Complete episodes of the first season are also available for viewing here.
Exploring open source in business
The growth of open source methodology as a successful process for software development, content creation, and hardware engineering is one of the best technological stories of the 21st Century. Merging those creative processes successfully with business practices has, at times, proven to be challenging, but by no means impossible.
The Open Source in Business webinar series intends to bridge this gap by providing a vendor-neutral forum to discuss the business of open source. The series will examine companies who release software as open source and make money by using that software, rather than by selling it. Participants will hear from services companies that have grown organically by specializing in support and solutions around niche open source projects. Sessions will explore how successful consortia help define and grow a marketplace around popular open source projects. Venture capital partners will share what they look for in successful high-growth businesses, and how open source can play a role in those companies.
Join us for interactive sessions and discussions that explore the inflection point between open source and business, and discover how success in open source business happens.