How agencies profit from Open Source

Open Source Software is ubiquitous in web agencies today. Yet agencies miss out on vital opportunities when they merely use Open Source Software instead of tapping into the potential of its community.

But apart from the not existing license costs, agencies can gain much greater benefits by being active members of Open Source communities: for example increased employee motivation, brand awareness and of course economic benefits. In this talk I explore these benefits in detail and also examine some common reservations against Open Source like bad support, unclear liability or continuity of development.

  • Neos Conference 2018