I wrote this 4-part series at linux.com in mid-2015 about creating products based on open source platforms, and how to provide value to a paying customer. The response was great! Read for yourself below:
In the above series, you’ll read about different product-based business models and which are best, as well as which are not. You’ll read about the difference between “open core” and other viable types of open source-based products. But mostly, you’ll read about the inherent value of open source platforms and how customers will pay to manage their risk.