As a founder, picking your market is the most important decision you’ll make. It will impact every aspect of your journey, from product development to sales, and ultimately determine how profitable you’ll be. A good market compensates for poor execution on your part, while even the best execution will struggle with a bad one.
So what goes into a good market?
The key attributes are:
This post covers my research into open source software licensing and my analysis of real-world open source projects that profit off of open source code via proprietary licenses.
Keep reading and you’ll learn:
- What the difference between a restrictive and permissive license is
- What dual licensing is and how you can use it make money off of open source code
- What CLAs are and the specific clause your CLA needs for use with dual licensing
- Examples of companies that implement dual licensing and how they do it
And of course: I am not a lawyer and none of this is legal advice.
Let’s talk evil. And by evil, I mean money.