OSS Business Models …Touch & Go. Ren é F. Reitsma Jan. 25, 2007. OSS Business Models Overview. OSS & Business: a love/hate relationship? Revenue side: OSS businesses: Hecker’s/OSI’s four OSS business models. Hybrid & complex models: e.g. , SAP/IBM. Does the market buy it?
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OSS Business Models…Touch & Go
René F. Reitsma
Jan. 25, 2007
Apps; e.g., SAP
Servers (Web, database, etc.)
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