Building a scalable open source business model in the 90s

Posted by tracyanne on Apr 10, 2013 3:07 PM EDT; By Robin Muilwijk
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Brothers Aleksander and Bård Farsted founded eZ Systems with a strong belief in open source in 1999. At that time, there were no scalable open source business models, so they developed and pioneered their own while developing eZ Publish, an Enterprise Content Management System. Their vision was: an open code-base, high value on customers, and rapid open innovation. And, their core values were: openness, sharing, and innovation. As a member of the eZ community and the Community Project Board, I can provide insight into how they started and developed thier commercial, open source business model.

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