»How Do I Profit from Free and Open Source Software?«
2019-04-27, 10:00–10:45, i1

Why should I consider choosing a FOSS license for software I am using? Why should I care that there are open licenses as a user?

Our world is already run by Free and Open Source Software - in short FOSS. As a person using some device or service, you don't recognize the underlying system and its license model. The Internet consists of FOSS to large parts, Android is run by a Linux core, many companies could not stay in business without FOSS for development and infrastructure.

However, I as a person who occasionally needs to make decisions on tooling and knowledge, how can I profit from FOSS? Why should I invest in FOSS instead of the usual closed source suspects? What are the reasons to provide code using an open license model? How does the future look like for FOSS systems?

This talk gives some overview on daily and not so daily aspects, provides some unusual point of views and tries to predict the future developments related to this topic.