Open Source: From Community to Commercialization -= why giving away your software code is BIG business and good for the community via @a16z @benedictevans

We are in the midst of an open source renaissance. But how do you turn an open source project into a business? a16z’s Peter Levine and Jennifer Li cover the complete go-to-market from community management to enterprise sales.

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WHY IT MATTERS: as a software engineer in the 1980s, open source was considered a research project. Now it has become real business and this post details why and how you should go about building a real company with your software code open sourced. With ML/AI growing, the value lies more in the data than the code, so the open source may still have some growth ahead.

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