Look Up, Not Down when Commercializing Free Open Source

10:3012/11/2021

Free Open Source Projects often grow into or are designed to become Products. Much has been said about the difference between Project and Product and the challenge of navigating the intersection of the two, however, less has been considered around what happens to the code after it is productized.

In this talk, I will explore the issues that arise when the open-source code used in your Product gets re-compiled and re-distributed. Setting clear expectations in this situation is critical to avoid problems down the road.