Commit a77f1886 authored by Tim McNamara's avatar Tim McNamara

Update open-source-business-models.md

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Open Source Business Models
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Thesis: Every model is a variant of the open core model.
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Variants
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## Open core
### Open core
Retain some functionality within a commercial package that's sold via a
subscription or licence.
## Managed services (hosted version)
### Managed services (hosted version)
In a manged services model, you're selling convenience. and dependability.
To out-perform
## Host others' tools
### Host others' tools
Find a way to wrap
## Education & Training
### Education & Training
Offer training materials and educational tools, books videos etc for the
community. Sell them.
## Support
### Support
Sell support to people are having trouble with your product.
The best support contracts are often the ones where you're convincing your customers that they make money by using you for advice, rather than cost them money.
## Recruitment
### Recruitment
_Supporting business model_
This strategy involves using open source projects to attract developers' eyes.
That can provide a vehicle for attracting resumes.
## Cost savings
### Cost savings
_Supporting business model_
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