Business Aspects of Open Source: Consulting and Beyond

This module explores the strategic and business aspects of open source technology, making it suitable for professionals looking to leverage open source for business success. Participants will learn how open source can be used for innovation, revenue generation, and competitive advantage in various business settings.
This module particularly targets supporting organizations and consultants delivering services to their clients interested and/or working on open source solutions. It is organized in a train-the-trainer format to support participants not only to better understand the underlying issues of the open source business aspects, but to deliver information and tips on providing similar services to third parties.

Advanced Business Aspects of Open Source

Subtitle

From Consulting to Strategic Support

Instructor

Alexandra Tsvetkova, LIBRe Foundation

Ivo Emanuilov, LIBRe Foundation

Target

This course is designed for consultants, technologists, and lawyers who advise companies on building business around open technologies and/or applying the principles of open innovation and the open source development and licensing model. It also aims to support starting companies (founders) and investors who may wish to explore if releasing their product as open source and/or investing in a company that releases as open source is viable.

Relevance

This training is relevant to supporting organisations and consultants delivering services to their clients interested and/or working on open source solutions.

Introduction (Description of Module’s content)

This module explores the strategic and business aspects of open source technology, making it suitable for professionals looking to leverage open source for business success. Participants will learn how open source can be used for innovation, revenue generation, and competitive advantage in various business settings.

Topics

Doing business with open source

Open source business models

Open source strategy and innovation

Open source licensing and compliance

Community engagement

IP management

Monetisation and revenue generation

Guide to open source for starting companies

Presentation

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