Open Source Business Models

The Open Source Development model has proven to be very effective.

The FaberNovel Paper - "Business Models of Opensource and Free Software"; slides of a research paper by FaberNovel Consulting (2007)


Examples of successful Open-source projects on the Web

Drupal - Drupal is an open source content management platform created by Dries Buytaert. Drupal supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites.
OAuth - OAuth is an open protocol to allow secure API authorization in a simple and standard method from desktop and web applications.
The FireFox web browser - The FireFox web browser


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Other Successful Web-based Business Models

Amazon's Business Model - Amazon's Business Model
Craigslist Business Model - Craigslist Business Model
eBay's Business Model - eBay's Business Model
Google's Business Model - Google's Business Model
Microsoft's Business Model - Microsoft's Business Model
Twitter Business Model - Twitter's Business Model
Yahoo Business Model - Yahoo Business Model