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Open Source .com and .org

Paul, · Categories: General, Information Commons, Virtual Communities

As I’ve been preparing for my Open Source Licensing talk today, I’ve been struck by how many F/LOSS projects have a .org and a .com side.

For Course Management Systems, Moodle operates in development mode as a .org and in a support and certification mode as a .com.

For Customer Relationship Management, SugarCRM also operates as a community development site .org and a service and support and packaged product site as a .com.

In Network Management, OpenNMS is a community supported project as a .org and in its commercial mode acts as steward of the project while providing training, professional services and support.

Others?

One Response to “Open Source .com and .org”

  1. ken says:

    Let’s not forget MySQL. They feature both a mysql.org for their software and documentation and mysql.com for their enterprise business.

    ken

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