Professional Education and Open Source

Open source software is stymied by a lack of funds for maintinance tasks, but companies aren’t coughing up charity money to pay open source developers. Open Source in the Enterprise How do we generate the funds to fund development on open source code? Support and services contracts like RedHat Enterprise Version licenses like Mongo or Neo4j which Gil Yehuda thinks are problematic. The Backwards Commerial License proposed by hueniverse Another problem in open source is that enterprise software vendors have a large incentive to make their software as sticky as possible and lock-in their clients.