Starting an Open Source business

A Presentation by Paul Fenwick

Wouldn't it be great if you could make money by working with the software you love? Wouldn't it be fantastic to be your own boss, working with open source tools on open source projects, and doing it all on a schedule that you decide?

Starting a small business of any description is a big leap, and most small businesses fail. Starting your own business to specialise in open source technologies is an even bigger hurdle; how do you make money to live off from software that is given away for free?

In this talk Paul Fenwick, the director of Perl Training Australia, will relate his experiences in starting a successful open source business. We will examine finding and keeping clients, money, employees, and how to remain sane.

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