Open Source for fun and profit: making a career out of FOSS

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Fri, 2009-10-30 14:00

Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) has seen steady growth for the last two decades. Yet, it is not obvious nor easy how one would go about making a career of out FOSS.

In this presentation, Khalid, will recount his own experiences from the trenches on how to to do just that, with the various options available to individuals, whether they want to be a developer or an entrepreneur, and whatever skills they have.

Cathedral vs. the Bazaar
Why Open Source
License types
Business models
The ecosystem (mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, ...)
The seven principles

And we should not forget the fun part ...