an Argument in Favor of Open-Source Business Models

Bold & Open lays out some arguments – using historical and real-world examples, including Adafruit 🙂 – in favor of an open-source ethos in various business models:

Remember how Amazon, Uber and Airbnb ran over physical retail, taxis and hotels with no one understanding what was happening to them?

If you are in the business of creating technology, designs, processes or education, you’ve got a similar tsunami coming that will force you to rethink your business.

And this tsunami is Open Source.

Once there is an open source alternative to your offering in the market you are either really premium (and that might not even save you), or you are pretty much done.

So you’ll need to invest or participate in it if you don’t want to disappear.

Here are some examples:

Read more here.


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