Tech Companies Don’t Understand Open Source

December 1, 2020

Tom and Chunga are fresh back from the Thanksgiving holiday and they’re talking about something that most tech industry executives claim to understand, but really don’t.

Today’s episode is all about open source. It seems counter-intuitive to create a piece of software, give it away for free, and then try to make money with it!

Why would anyone in their right mind choose to do that?

The trick is to understand the larger strategy when it comes to open source. The Hacks discuss the tremendous benefits of having an open source community and strategy as a component to any tech industry business model. They also talk about how most businesses that have an open source offering and community are actually getting things wrong.

Listen now to find out why Tom Hatch says open source is the most misunderstood area of tech!

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