Money for Nothing and Your Downloads for Free

A session at OSCON 2014

Wednesday 23rd July, 2014

1:40pm to 1:40pm (PST)

Not all projects benefit from a deep-pocketed corporate sponsor to fund their community activities. While open source projects aren’t places to make money (that’s what their participants do elsewhere), there are still bills that need paying for server hosting, download bandwidth and the like, and maybe for trademark registration and other legal costs for larger projects. What’s the best way to fund your project? Three speakers with differing experiences of funding an open source project will explain their approach and then take questions from the audience.

  • Simon Phipps will cover the value of the principle of equality (which asserts all community members must have equal freedoms in an open source project) as a guide to evaluating open source monetization approaches.
  • Adam Benayoun will describe how Binpress can help a project fund additional features and generate support business for its contributors.
  • Roberto Galoppini will explain how Sourceforge can now help fund your project through your downloads.

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Adam Benayoun

CEO & Co-founder, Binpress

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Time 1:40pm1:40pm PST

Date Wed 23rd July 2014

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