Open Source Code And Business Models: More Than Just A License

Michael Ferris | | May 15, 2013

As an organization or even individual there always seem to be questions when considering whether or not to make your project or code snippet open source. Many times, it starts with trying to figure out which license to use. But there are many other things to consider. We derived a list for you the next time you ask yourself: Should I open source my code?

Any business or even individual who is considering how to open source their code needs to ask of themselves: Who am I and what do I want out of this contribution?

Do you want to:

  • Build a community of users?
  • Build a community of contributors?
  • Seed the market for your business?
  • Build a business on the code itself?