Profiting from Open Source — Without Selling Out

Many developers have begun open source projects without ever intending to make a profit. But for those who do hope to someday reap financial rewards, what are the options? InfoWorld analyzes the possibilities, some of which are more ethically pure than others:

  1. Work with friends
  2. Work with colleagues
  3. Sell documentation
  4. Sell support
  5. Sell hardware
  6. Don’t sell software
  7. Sell FUD
  8. Cripple your product

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