When it comes to the digital economy, business runs on open source. That’s because open source is the best way to deliver large-scale business innovation and value at the pace customers expect. We’ve just released a Business of Open Source eBook that is essential reading for leaders in the age of digital disruption who are considering how to maximize their returns from open source participation.
For the last 15 years, companies ranging from startups to industry leaders the likes of Bosch, Broadcom, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP, and more have collaborated under the Eclipse governance model to advance open source projects and create value for their stakeholders. In this latest publication, we explore the role of open source as a pillar for transformation initiatives and the unique position of the Eclipse Foundation as the home of community-driven, code-first, and commercial-ready open source technologies.
Featuring interviews from leading open source industry experts, this eBook sheds light on how hundreds of organizations have leveraged the Foundation’s clear, vendor-neutral rules for intellectual property sharing and decision-making, business-friendly licensing, and ecosystem development and marketing services to accelerate market adoption, mitigate business risk, and harness open source for business growth while giving back to the developer community.
Deborah Bryant, Senior Director, Open Source Program Office at Red Hat, puts it this way in the eBook: “The Eclipse Foundation has a rich history of being an industry disrupter...It distinguishes itself in its long history and deep roots with large industry players. The Foundation has really been driven by engineers for engineers, but also as an honest broker of discussions with the business of these big companies that are doing very large-scale projects.”
Are you leveraging all that open source has to offer? Do you understand the value of participating in open source to develop customer-centric products and services faster? Do you recognize the scalability of open source, the ability to innovate on business models, and the ability to collaborate with a global developer community? Congratulations, you’re what we like to call an entr<open>eur. To get the most out of your stake in open source, it's time to consider joining a commercially-friendly open source foundation like ours.
To learn more about the business value of open collaboration at the Eclipse Foundation, visit entropeneur.org. In addition to the eBook, you’ll find video success stories from the Eclipse community, an infographic summarizing the role and benefits of participating in an open source foundation, and an informative slide deck that you can use to make the case for joining the Eclipse Foundation. Many thanks to Deborah Bryant, Todd Moore, and Tyler Jewell for contributing their expertise and insights to the eBook.
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