Israeli Startup Offers ‘Monetization Switch’ For Open Source


Open source software is free, or, more accurately, Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) is free of charge. In the real world, open source software projects when applied and deployed in commercial (sometimes mission-critical) use cases will often be supplied as the ‘licensed’ version of the original software innovation, which comes at a cost. Although many commercial use cases do deploy open source licensed software at zero cost, in these cases, it is not uncommon for commercial support contracts to be taken out. An Israel-based start-up is hoping to change the way some projects are run by offering a kind of changeable licensing switch system for open developers to use.

[Source: Forbes]