Ahead of the upcoming panel discussion ‘Building an open source business‘ at FOSS Backstage run by Jos Poortvliet and I, it’s useful to review the commercial models most commonly applied by Open Source projects. These can provide a framework of understanding and common vocabulary to facilitate effective debate.… Read the rest
Update (March 7th): Google Home devices can now make free UK calls
This Christmas an elderly relative has requested the gift of hands-free, voice-activated calling via a home virtual assistant. Much has been written about Amazon’s Echo and Google Home, and the tech press are awash with conflicting information and feature speculation.… Read the rest
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
I’m honoured to have been awarded the 2016 Entrepreneurial Scholarship for the European School of Management and Technology‘s 2016 Executive Master of Business Administration programme by Tagesspiegel.
From the press release:
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ESMT Berlin has awarded Scholarship to the aspiring business leader Sam Tuke.
It’s official: I’m the new C.E.O. of phpList Ltd.. After more than a year marketing LibreOffice products and services at Collabora, I’ve moved to managing the leading Open Source email newsletter app.
Following his 15 year term as Founder and Managing Director, Michiel Dethmers has entrusted me with the future of the project as the company reshapes to fulfil new potential.… Read the rest