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How to create a commercial open-source community

Companies fuel much of the world's best open-source code. Here's how they can get involved without getting in the way.

I recently delivered a presentation at the Openbravo World Conference on the rise of open source and the value and nature of commercial open-source projects within the open-source community. Here are my slides:

As I've noted before, the open-source ecosystem would be much poorer if companies were to stop funding key parts of it. This presentation strived to identify how to build community without lobotomizing the companies involved.

Disclosure: I am an advisor to Openbravo.

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