UNICEF Office of Innovation: Open Source - Business Model

The value of being open source

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This paper outlines some of the strategies that can be used to create value and generate revenue for open-source hardware, software and content. It explores opportunities for open-source businesses and how they play a significant role in today’s rapidly changing innovation landscape. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests exclusively in open-source technology. To support our portfolio and other open-source companies, we interviewed 12 companies and leaders in the industry to identify successful business models that are profitable.

Tanya Masiyiwa and Sunita Grote
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