I wrote last week about the commercial open source business strategies that I expect to dominate in 2009.
The flipside to that is the commercial open source community strategy. You simply can’t have one without the other, and I expect community strategies will be a hot topic in 2009 and beyond.
Savio Rodrigues wrote recently that “By the end of 2008, virtually every successful open source vendor has a fairly tightly controlled development process and this hasn’t hurt their revenue growth.”
Based on my prediction that proprietary licensing strategies will be increasingly important in the next two years I am inclined to agree with him.[Read more...]