6. FLOSS-based business models

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The remaining companies are in too limited number to allow for any extrapolation, but do show that non-trivial business model may be <nowiki>found on ancillary markets. For example, the Mozilla foundation obtains a non trivial amount of money from a search engine partnership with Google (an estimated 72M$ in 2006), while SourceForge/OSTG receives the majority of revenues from ecommerce sales of the affiliate ThinkGeek site; it is possible to classify those as “public funding” and “indirect funding” following the EUWG classification [DB 00].</nowiki>
The remaining companies are in too limited number to allow for any extrapolation, but do show that non-trivial business model may be <nowiki>found on ancillary markets. For example, the Mozilla foundation obtains a non trivial amount of money from a search engine partnership with Google (an estimated 72M$ in 2006), while SourceForge/OSTG receives the majority of revenues from ecommerce sales of the affiliate ThinkGeek site; it is possible to classify those as “public funding” and “indirect funding” following the EUWG classification [DB 00].</nowiki>
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