Non-software open source opportunities group f members



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NON-SOFTWARE OPEN SOURCE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Group F Members:

  • Albin Louit*

  • Chitra Madhwacharyula

  • Koji Murao

  • Mark Pearson*

  • Mike Wooldridge

  • * presenter


LICENSES

  • Direct access to the source/content.

  • Given away for free.

  • Modification and extension encouraged.

  • Decentralized development.



OUTLINE

  • Examples

    • Encyclopedias
    • Journals
  • Business strategies



OPEN SOURCE ENCYCLOPEDIAS



OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS



OTHER OPEN SOURCE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Online educational material

  • Environmental databases

  • Legal documents



BUSINESS STRATEGIES 6 sources of funding for businesses using open source content



COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES



ADVERTISING Common method to raise funds for free content providers

  • Common Web Examples:

    • News sites (CNN)
    • Search Engine
    • Google AdSense
  • Open source examples:

    • Open-Access Journals
  • Recent development:

  • Wikipedia and Answers.com partnership

  • Highly targeted advertising makes this method very efficient



THE AUTHOR PAYS



DONATIONS Source of funding for companies working for the public interest

  • Private and corporate donations:

    • $1 million to MIT OpenCourseWare
    • $100 thousand during 1st quarter 2005 to Wikimedia
  • Government funding:



REPURPOSING FREE CONTENT Present and future Wikimedia’s projects to raise funds



MERCHANDIZING

  • 20% are added to the base price of the items.

  • All proceeds go to the Wikimedia foundation

  • Need to have a positive and trendy image



FUTURE TRENDS

  • Network effects will help open content compete against closed content.

    • Repurposing content will lose
    • Businesses can incorporate open content to add value to their own contents.
  • Targeted advertising will help effectively monetize content.

  • Content will become commoditized

    • Complementary services will be important.



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