Creating an Open Source Business Model

July 29, 2020

As most of you already know, Tom Hatch created a very popular and widely used open source platform called “Salt”. He didn’t create this platform with the goal of starting a company. Tom simply created an answer to a problem that he was having.

Salt became popular very quickly and as that popularity continued to grow, he began to wonder if it was something he could use to create a business and generate income.  So, how did he do it?

Creating an open source business model is both dangerous and extremely difficult. Not many people in their right mind would try to make money by leveraging a product the people can get for free, right? Well, that’s exactly what Tom did. In this episode of The Hacks, Chunga and Tom discuss the dangers and potential upside of building a business model for an open source product. Listen Now!

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