Having been a Sales Specialist in selling IT Education for six years, my first goal was to bring together my professional experience and my understanding of the fascinating open source world together.
People often wonder about what it takes to build an open source community. Either if you think that is just about throwing code over the wall or you believe it’s a daunting task, this blog post is for you.
An historical perspective
For an historycal perspective on the matter, a recommended reading is Brian Behlendorf’s “Open Source as a Business Strategy“. Make sure to read the bootstrapping paragraph, it gives you a pretty good understanding of how much effort requires implementing and maintaining an open source strategy. »
I am excited to anticipate you that we’ll soon distribute the SOS Open Source tools under an open source license!
This has been a long due move and I am glad we are finally working on updating and polishing a bit our tools so that everyone could evaluate and select open source software using SOS Open Source on her own premise.
I’m planning to join a couple open source business events in the coming weeks, feel free to contact me if you want to meet you in person and talk about how open source plays a role in your business. I’d love to hear ideas about how the SOS Open Source team could help you to be more successful.