The Business of Open Models

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I’m at beautiful Schloss Dagstuhl once again this week, for a seminar on “Open Models as a Foundation of Future Enterprise Systems”. I was asked to spin some thoughts on what the Open Models Initiative could learn from open source. The result is a short but sweet presentation on “the business of open models”. My maybe obvious statement is that for open models to be sustainable, they’ll need a business model. My suggestion is to create developer foundations like Apache or Eclipse for this. The slides are available as a PDF and through Slideshare, see below:

[slideshare id=12162968&doc=riehleboom-v120324-120326123650-phpapp02]


  1. Dirk Riehle Avatar

    I think the NC part is meant for the site itself, not for the models. I’m not a fan of NC either, but it doesn’t bother me much as long as it is not the model license.

  2. Mike Linksvayer Avatar

    The website says “The website hosts the Open Model Initiative, a project to collaboratively develop enterprise reference models for everyone to copy, use, modify, and (re-)distribute in an open and public process.”
    The footer says content is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA.
    The most obvious thing they could learn from open source is that “open” means not only everyone, but any purpose, including commercial.
    They maybe appreciate this, eg so it is rather unfortunate to see the NonCommercial condition attached to the site.

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