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Community OS vs Commercial OS edit

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.

Topics edit

  • A self increasing community saves a project alot from investing in marketing, branding, testing and development as well as sustenance.
  • Commercial interests began to control open source projects[1] as much money can be made quickly with minimal investment[2][3] due to the energy from communities that form around them.
  • Communities are allergic to commercial tendencies and often fork to maintain its openness[4].
  • Forking is an important and necessary character[5] of Open Source.

Discussion edit

  • What are the important forks and how are they doing compared with their parent projects?
  • Can commercial open source be as open as community open source?

Activities edit

  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.

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Course Navigation edit

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