6. FLOSS-based business models

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The collected data was then tabulated, eliminating non-significant variables; for example, coupling together installation, training, support and consulting that were found to be part of the offering of most of the companies that offered support services (and coupled in a single Installation/Training/Support/consulting variable, ITSC). The significant variables left are main revenue generation (the service or contractual offer that provides the main revenue to the company) and licensing model. The first is further subdivided into Selection services (finding appropriate FLOSS packages for a need), ITSC, subscription (a recurring license) and one-time licensing. The licensing model is obtained by looking at the licensing scheme adopted by the company and whether the company services were covering a single software project or a set of projects. By performing a simple cluster analysis on the results, it was possible to identify 6 main models and a "remainder" group:
The collected data was then tabulated, eliminating non-significant variables; for example, coupling together installation, training, support and consulting that were found to be part of the offering of most of the companies that offered support services (and coupled in a single Installation/Training/Support/consulting variable, ITSC). The significant variables left are main revenue generation (the service or contractual offer that provides the main revenue to the company) and licensing model. The first is further subdivided into Selection services (finding appropriate FLOSS packages for a need), ITSC, subscription (a recurring license) and one-time licensing. The licensing model is obtained by looking at the licensing scheme adopted by the company and whether the company services were covering a single software project or a set of projects. By performing a simple cluster analysis on the results, it was possible to identify 6 main models and a "remainder" group:
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| align="center" style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Main Licensing model'''
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| align="center" style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Main revenue generation'''
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| ||Company||dual licensing||OSS and commercial versions||Badgeware||Pure OSS||multiple packages covered||selection||ITSC||Subscription||licensing
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|-
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| dual lic.||Funambol||l||||||||||||l||||l
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|-
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| ||Lustre||l||||||||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||MuleSource||l||||l||||||||||l||l
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|-
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| ||Mysql||l||||||||||||||l||l
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|-
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| ||OpenClovis||l||||||||||||||l||
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|-
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| ||Pentaho||l||||||||||||l||||l
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|-
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| ||sleepycatdb||l||||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| Split OSS/commercial releases||Adaptive Planning||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||Alterpoint||||l||||||||||l||||l
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|-
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| ||Altinity||||l||||||||||l||||l
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|-
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| ||Codeweaver (WINE)||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||Coupa||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||Digium (Asterisk)||||l||||||||||||l||
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|-
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| ||Enormalism||||l|||||||||| ||||l
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|-
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| ||EnterpriseDB||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||GreenPlum||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||GroundWork||||l||||||||||||l||
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|-
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| ||Hyperic||||l||||||||||||l||
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|-
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| ||JasperSoft||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||KnowledgeTree||||l||l||||||||||||
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|-
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| ||OpenCountry||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||Open-Xchange||||l||||||||||||||
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|-
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| ||NoMachine NX||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||rPath ||||l||||||||||||l||
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|-
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| ||Scalix||||l|| ||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||Sendmail||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||Smoothwall||||l||||||||||||l||
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|-
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| ||Sourcefire (SNORT)||||l||||||||||||l||
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|-
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| ||SSLExplorer||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||SugarCRM||||l||l||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||TenderSystem||||l||l|||||||||| ||l
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|-
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| ||VirtualBox||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||Vyatta||||l||||||||||l||l||
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|-
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| ||XenSource (Xen)||||l||||||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||Zend (PHP)||||l||||||||||||||l
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|-
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| ||ZIMBRA||||l||l||||||||||||l
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|-
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| Badgeware||1bizcom||||||l||||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||CATS applicant tracking||||||l||||||||||l||
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|-
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| ||EmuSoftware/Netdirector||||||l||||||||l||l||
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|-
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| ||Jbilling||||||l||||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||OpenBravo||||||l||||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||OpenEMM||||||l||||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||OpenTerracotta||||||l||||||||||l||
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|-
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| ||SocialText|||| ||l||||||||||||l
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|-
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| product specialists||Alfresco||||||||l||||||l||l||
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|-
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| ||Babel||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||CentraView||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||CleverSafe||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||Compiere||||||||l||||||l||l||
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|-
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| ||Exadel||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||Jitterbit||||||||l||||||l||l||
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|-
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| ||Mergere||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||Mindquarry||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||Mirth||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||OfBIZ||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||Qlusters (OpenQRM)||||||||l||||||l||||
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| ||Symbiot/OpenSIMS||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||Talend||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||UltimateEMR||||||||l|||||| ||l||
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|-
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| ||VISTA||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||vTiger||||||||l||||||l||||
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|-
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| ||Zenoss||||||||l|||||| ||l||
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|-
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| platf. Provid.||Jboss ||||||||l||l||||l||l||
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|-
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| ||RedHat linux||||||||l||l||||||l||
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|-
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| ||Sourcelabs||||||||l||l||l||||l||
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|-
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| ||SpikeSource|||| ||||l||l||l||||l||
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|-
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| ||SUSE Linux||||||||l||l|| ||||l||
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|-
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| ||WSO2||||||||l||l||||l||||
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|-
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| selection – consulting||ayamon||||||||||l||l||l||||
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|-
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| ||Enomaly||||||||||l||l||l||||
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|-
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| ||navica||||||||||l||l||||||
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|-
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| ||openlogic||||||||||l||l||||||
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|-
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| ||Optaros||||||||l||l||l||||||
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|-
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| ||x-tend||||||||||l||l||l||||
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|-
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| Other||CiviCRM||||||||l||||||||||
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|-
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| ||Eclipse||||||||l||||||||||
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|-
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| ||Mozilla||||||||l||||||||||
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| ||OSAF Chandler||||||||l||||||||||
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| ||Sourceforge|||||||| |||| ||||||
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The 6 main clusters identified are:
The 6 main clusters identified are:

Revision as of 15:27, 18 September 2008

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