Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It Ain’t Easy Making Money in Open Source:  Thoughts on the Hortonworks S-1 | Kellblog

Lead paragraphs from a detailed Hortonworks IPO reality check by Dave Kellogg

"It took me a week or so to get to it, but in this post I’ll take a dive into the Hortonworks S-1 filing in support of a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of their stock.

While Hadoop and big data are unarguably huge trends driving the industry and while the future of Hadoop looks very bright indeed, on reading the Hortonworks S-1, the reader is drawn to the inexorable conclusion that  it’s hard to make money in open source, or more crassly, it’s hard to make money when you give the shit away."
It Ain’t Easy Making Money in Open Source:  Thoughts on the Hortonworks S-1 | Kellblog
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