“Open Source takes Product Management to a whole new level — I had no idea!” said one workshop participant in Poland this Summer. “How on earth do you keep all those stakeholders happy?”.… Read the rest
Software Freedom Kosova 2019 Conference
One of the most unusual cities I’ve presented in, Pristina in Kosovo again hosted the Software Freedom Conference (SFK), thanks to the youthful, hardworking volunteers at the Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova (FLOSSK) organisation.
This year I participated in a panel, and spoke about Open Source Product Management workflows.… Read the rest
“Nobody said Open Source makes you rich” and the economics of Open Source
Inside the historic pyramid building in Central Tirana (more recently museum to the nation’s life-long dictator), I concluded my speech on economic challenges to Open Source companies, and raised my eyes from the notes on my tablet to see a sea of hands.… Read the rest
Free Software as a Service presentation at 33C3 Hamburg
What are the unique challenges and opportunities for businesses which sell Free Software as a service? This was the question that I tackled in a presentation at the Chaos Computer Club Congress this month. Following a period of reflection on the economics of different Open Source business models, and which requires the lowest risk with the highest chance of success, I wrote this talk and spoke in Hamburg on December 28th.… Read the rest
What stops small Open Source businesses selling to UK Government?
On June 26th Open Source leaders met in London for a gathering called by the Community for Open Interoperability Standards — the UK arm of Open Forum Europe, the European Open Source software advocacy group. At a beautiful venue beside the Museum of London, we were hosted by Worshipful Company of Information Technologists at Barbican station.… Read the rest