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Old 12-16-2005, 06:31 AM   #1
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LXer: Opening the open source community to a profitable business model

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A paper recently written by two university professors offers a business model that would keep the software open and free, while allowing its developers to profit. The model would have open source software companies make money through royalty fees and sales of their newest innovations, then offer the complete software and source code for free after a predetermined period.



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