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New version of the Beekeeper Model for Commercial Open Source

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The first draft of the new Beekeeper Model for commercial open source is ready for feedback: click to download the PDF

The new version includes:

  • Analogies for proprietary development (Maple Syrup Farm) and open source projects (Wild Hives) in addition to the commercial open source model.
  • Introduction and analogy for Services/Support model (contributed by Matt Aslett at 451 Group)
  • External references section.
  • New overall flow.

I think it is a significant improvement over the original. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Update – Feedback so far :

Written by James

April 9, 2009 at 3:39 pm