Zimana had a thought provoking article about the “new math” that equals success for those businesses that are offering open-source or low-cost programs to the public and then making their true revenue from the support systems and expertise that make that program really sing.
The end result is an increased dynamic of digital assets that were once passive tools. Websites are an example. Advanced techniques with programming language have changed websites from passive documents presented from a server to platforms that can provide simple services to customers.
Click through to Zimana for some case studies, examples where you’ll see that “Longevity and profitability lies in creating unique business process management practices that enhance the services that serve open source programs.”
One of the cases they highlight is related to website creation and hosting, but the rise of the cloud could lead to numerous similar opportunities.
- Open Source Matters: 6 Source Code Search Engines You Can Use For Programming Projects (makeuseof.com)
- Why open source will drive the success of M2M and IoT (architects.dzone.com)
- 10 Secrets to Sustainable Open Source Communities (web2learning.net)