10 ways to earn from open source
The open source community had become a big community in the Internet. These are people who advocate free software and charges only for IT consultations. But you can still earn from using these free software. Here are 10 ways to earn from open source software.
- There are companies who favor open source software over commercial ones. A major reason for this is the price of the license.
- Open source software developer will be a good source of income.
- There are companies who currently use open source for their business. These companies will need people who can maintain and even update their software.
- Companies may also need custom made software to meet their business needs. And they often go for open source software. And this will be another opportunity for the open source community to earn money.
- Smart phones are growing in popularity these days. Needs for mobile applications are also growing because of this. Mobile application development using open source software is another way to earn good money.
- Many companies choose open source Customer Relationship Management or CRM for their websites because it is free. For example sugar crm.
- You can create your own open source CRM and offer technical support for a fee.
- Online games and PC games are so popular today. You can create games like these using open source software. And selling these games will definitely give you a good income.
- You can also publish a social networking website using open source software. Social networking sites open many opportunities to earn money.for example you can use buddypress and bb forums integrations to develop a scaling social application.
- If you are someone who has good knowledge about open source software you can put up a blog and put some advertisements in the blog to monetize it.
These are just 10 ways to earn from open source software but if you visit some of the community in the web you can definitely find more ways.
People working in BIG open-source projects like Red Hat,Nowell,etc are capable of cashing some good money.Others should hold a backup job in closed source and to play their part in opensource. The points covered here benefits the company not an individual.But then,there are few devs who make some good money thru open-source too.
Nice blog. Not too detailed a post though.
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Great points here. I'll share it with peeps down here in East Africa. I think OSS will be a key income earner in the next few years. I'm looking to do a vTiger CRM installation for a friend's company. I notice their server is Windows 2003 running mDeamon mail server. I think Ubuntu or CentOS with Exim as the MTA might be a better, cheaper, safter alternative.
Also, take a peek at SQL-Ledger, OpenERP and WebERP. I see huge potential in implementing these in this market. I'm a big fan of Intranets. The browser is the universal GUI.
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I think honestly you haven't said even ONE way to make money by opening your source. There are just a few success stories and was some particular software, but I don't think it's a good idea to open the source to earn money.
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How Firefox works?
How wikipedia works?
Yes, people donate and majority of developers earn from custom projects.
A classic example is wordpress theme and plugin developers, joomla developers.
Thanks for your feedback !
I think you know that essence of the OPEN SOURCE is "Human Knowledge Belong To This World".
Most of the Open Source Companies like Ubuntu, Source forge and other are working on this model. Moreover there are thousands of startups working on opensource model where they disclose the sources and offer the paid services.
If wordpress is not free then how come it came up with such a beautiful products ? Where we blog ? How we earn through blog ?
Open Source is like the Cream from the milk, you won't get it unless and until you shake it.
Will wait for your feedback !