Business models of Free and Open Source software

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  • Mediawiki

    🌻 The collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia. Mirror from See for contributing.

    One mostly unviable way would be the donation. Lots of project enable way to donate fund. Linux Foundation, Mozilla, and many others. It looks like it's not usually a sufficient source. One actor who rely (almost) only on donation is Wikipedia/mediawiki, through the Wikimedia Foundation. Donation may be enough for specific (and possibly big) projects.

  • Nextcloud

    ☁️ Nextcloud server, a safe home for all your data

    Software as a Service (SaaS) define software used in the cloud rather than on the user computer, Internet democratization facilitating this usage. Source code is released allowing open source benefits, and users are paying to save the pain of self-hosting. Services providing data storage or needing continuous uptime are well suited. The project himself, the organization behind can propose it like MongoDB or any companies can become a provider like for the case of Nextcloud.

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

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