On being an independent Open Source Software developer


MinneBar 1 (6 May 2006)
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I'll talk about how I'm able to remain self-employed while developing an Open Source software project (Nagios) that is available free of charge. This is accomplished by using some "non-standard" OSS business models that don't get press attention. I'll talk about how Nagios got started, how the new business model came about, and where the model (and Nagios) is going in the future. I'll also be discussing why independence is important in Open Source, given the fact that there is a great deal of interest on the part of VCs and large corporations to acquire OSS projects. The OSS landscape is changing... what will it look like two years from now?

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