Free Software: A viable model for Commercial Success

A session at FOSDEM 2012

  • Robert Dewar

Saturday 4th February, 2012

11:00am to 11:50am (WET)

This talk will discuss our experience at AdaCore, one of only a handful of 100% Free Software companies. All of our commercial products are licensed under the GPL and other Free Software Licenses. People often assume that there is a conflict between the use of such licenses and the needs of a commercial software company. Our experience at AdaCore shows that on the contrary, the Free Software model can be very successful both for us as a company and for our customers. We think this model can be used in many other circumstances, and want to encourage free software enthusiasts to consider this model in other circumstances.

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Belgium Belgium, Brussels

4th5th February 2012

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Time 11:00am11:50am WET

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