Strategy & Direction

Is Opensource Right for Us?

Opensource may or may not be the answer. Since valuable intellectual property is involved with opensource strategies, you should take care in defining your business model around it. The right strategy could make you a market leader, while the wrong strategy could sink your company. The first strategy question to answer is "Is opensource right for us?". Some business models could richly benefit from an opensource strategy. Some would be doomed by such a strategy.

Defining a Strategy

If opensource is right for your organization, we can help define a concrete strategy for you. An opensource strategy is cross-cutting, touching many aspects of your business from marketing, sales, engineering, finance, legal and executive perspectives.

Common Strategies

  • Services and support
  • Commercialization of an opensource project
  • Community around a proprietary product

How We Help

OpenXource™ consultants will meet with the stakeholders in your organization to address your opensource strategy. We will help formulate a comprehensive plan for moving forward in a world of opensource. Please contact an account manager at to discuss your questions about opensource strategies.

See Also...

EuroOSCon: Amsterdam, October 17-20
Opensource Conference in Europe
Community Co-creation
Developing in the open can provide benefits beyond the value of the intellectual property.
Market-Makers, Supplier Communities, and Micro-Economies
Maybe the middle-man isn't so bad.
Creative Commons for Code
The Creative Commons Open Licenses are very popular for content creators. I predict we will see a lot of opensource code licensed in this manner, and it makes sense!
The What, Why and How of Opensourcing Your Code
The conference slides are now available.