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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: Business models that will not work [was: Re: Can we update our migration status table?]
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2011 03:09:28 GMT

I think a central site for hosting AOO extensions would be
welcome. It would be fine to have such a site sponsored
by donations and web publicity, and offering a share of
technical support and commercial extensions would be
fine too.


--- On Mon, 11/28/11, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> Business models that might work, include:
> 1) Having a derivative of OpenOffice under a different name
> that
> distinguishes itself in some way that users value, and by
> building a
> unique brand name around these values, get traffic to your
> website,
> where you can then sell ads, ask for contributions, etc.
> 2) Having an independent company that is clearly
> distinguished from
> Apache and the AOO, that accepts donations or payment to
> add features
> or fix bugs in AOO.  Of course, one needs to be
> sensitive to the fact
> that you can never guarantee that a given feature will be
> accepted by
> other committers.
> 3) Deployment, migration services, customization, training,
> extension
> development for enterprise users of OpenOffice.
> Perhaps there are other good business models?
> -Rob

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