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Beekeeper Model for Commercial Open Source (V2 draft 2)

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Thanks to all the feedback so far. Click here to download. I have folded in ideas from


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April 14, 2009 at 4:21 am

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  1. […] Of bees and trees We noted last week that James Dixon, CTO of Pentaho, had updated his Beekeeper model for understanding the commercial-community relationships employed by vendors to engage with open source. Roberto Galoppini quickly followed up with some feedback, as did Tarus Balog. That, and other ideas, prompted James to knock out a second draft. […]

  2. […] Dixon keeps updating his “Beekeeper model“, analyzing and discussing open source business strategies, now giving a […]

  3. […] Thanks to the thoughtful posts of Roberto Galoppini About the Open Source Whole Product Concept, I’ve just finished reading the latest, version 2 of James Dixon’s The Bees and the Trees. […]

  4. James,

    I’ve added another variant called the Honey Blender, which is really the model GroundWork follows.

    My initial sketch can be found here:


    David Dennis

    April 25, 2009 at 1:29 am

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