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Profitable business model for an open source, freeware
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Profitabel affärsmodel för ett open source freeware program (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this work has been to understand how to finance a General Public License (GPL) software for a non-mass market product. The solution is licensed under GPL and is given out for free. A survey has been done to form a base for the business case and prove if profitability is at all possible. The results indicates a possibility to generate a sustainable business model for the software. In this work also some actions are recommended to be taken.

Abstract [sv]

Detta arbete syftar till att förstå om det är möjligt att finansiera en General Public License (GPL) mjukvara för en icke massmarknad. Mjukvaran är licensierad under GPL och distribueras fritt. En enkät undersökning har gjorts som bas för business caset samt för att undersöka om det finns en möjlighet till lönsamhet. Resultatet indikerar att det finns en möjlighet till att skapa en hållbar affärsmodel. I detta arbeta rekommenderas även åtgärder som kan göras.

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2005. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Open Source, Business model, Eumos, Freeware
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5638Local ID: diva2:833028
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Phone: +49 173 2594461 Email: Franck_emmerich@hotmail.comAvailable from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2005-03-11 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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