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The Bees And The Trees – Part I

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The Beekeeper Model of Commercial Open Source

James Dixon, Chief Geek / CTO, Pentaho

The Beekeeper is a brilliant analogy for the architecture of participation that is at the root of
the success of open source. This paper elegantly explains how it can be possible that
everybody wins when many contribute rather than pay, and some pay rather than contribute.

Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL

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Written by James

May 29, 2009 at 6:29 pm

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  1. […] Geschäftsmodelle im OpenSource-Umfeld gibt es hier ein ausserordentlich interessantes Dokument: The Beekeeper Model of Commercial Open Source oder hier eine andere Version als PDF. Interessant ist ebenfalls die (lange) Linkliste zu […]


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