But before we get onto that I have a story about some software in search of a license.
Meet Dave. His employer is developing some software for a niche market and is trying to pitch an open source license to investors. This is exciting because there are several pieces of entrenched software in this (large) but niche-y industry, all of which cost several hundred British pounds per seat, per year. These products are all old and poorly maintained. Support is terrible. The industry is global and potentially very lucrative.
Q: How can Dave convince his employer of the capacity for revenue streams using an open source model to return the development investment and more besides. Essentially said employer is concerned that someone else will simply take the software and re-sell it.
Free beer when I finally make it to a FUDCON. Sorry I can’t say more but am under NDA.