Article: Business models and open source

(Michael Downey) #1

Recently, the 2019 Legal and Licensing Workshop was held in Barcelona, Spain, again organized by the Free Software Foundation Europe. LWN has posted a summary of an interesting talk by lawyer Heather Meeker, a name in the news recently for being associated with several new licenses used by a few for-profit companies pivoting from open source to more restrictive terms.

In the talk, Meeker highlights the difference between license strategy and business models, as well as discusses examples of each.

Do you think she’s on the right track? What business models that she highlights might work well for the ICT4D space?