log4j (2) demonstrates the tremendous success of the open source development model (and not the opposite, as some might believe because of the recent vulnerability).
A huge number of companies use log4j in their products. What else spells success better?
However, what those companies failed to do is to properly manage their risk, here the dependency on open source. That’s on the companies, and not on the open source model, which works just fine, thank you.
I’m happy to report that the 18th article in the Open Source Expanded column of IEEE Computer has been published.
The Open Source Distributor Business Model
Open source distributor, open source distribution, open source business model, open source sustainability
Computer vol. 54, no. 12 (December 2021), pp. 99-103
Abstract: This article defines and discusses one particular commercial open source business model, called the (open source) distributor model. It can attract significant venture capital, thereby contributing to the long-term sustainability of open source.