[Ilugc] Open source and business

Sriram Karra karra.etc at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 14:06:39 IST 2012


On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Arun Venkataswamy <arun289 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Has anybody in this list or people you know - have made money by creating
> open source products? I am not talking about people who earn money by
> providing services around someone else's effort of creating the primary,
> core product (say the LAMP stack).  I am talking about people who are
> creative and made stuff from scratch.


Two examples that come to mind straight away:

HasGeek: http://jace.zaiki.in/2012/06/26/technology-outsource-vs-open-source
Fusion Charts:
http://www.fusioncharts.com/goodies/fusioncharts-free/product-licensing/

Different personalities, and different motivations for opening up the
source, but both are worth a look.

-Karra


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