Open Source for fun and profit: Making a career out of free software

Thinking of ditching that dull corporate job?

Sick of writing proprietary software and not sharing your work?

Heard about this open source thing and wanted to jump in but still hesitant?

Not to worry, Open Source is here to the rescue!

This session will motivate participants to dive into Open Source as a fun way of making a living.


  • Open Source / Free software overview
  • The two license types
  • Selling a solution
  • Sell services (development, building, theming, tuning, training, …)
  • Open Source projects
    • The software product
    • The project
    • The community
  • Getting involved

This topic was presented on June 2nd, 2008.