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
When you announce a new product you want your company to be the center of attention. All the time and resources invested in developing it must translate into exposure that you can control, and ultimately convert into business. We Open Sourceres face unique challenges in predicting and shaping public perception about our software.… Read the rest
UK Authority, a publication dedicated to digital public sector news, published an article this evening after interviewing me by telephone in the afternoon. Happy to be quoted in this decent piece:
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Agreement with Collabora provides fresh momentum to use of open source in public sector
Sam Tuke, marketing manager for Collabora, told UKAuthority that the deal is similar to those previously arranged by the CCS with proprietary software suppliers such as Microsoft and Oracle.