Most open source start-ups have some sort of lock on the code - dual licensing, contributor agreements, "open core" add-ons and more. But is it possible to start a profitable company without any of those - with just skilled people delivering expert service and developing new code in the community? I don't just think it's possible - I'm doing it!
Open source serves as a superb platform for collaborative R&D and the practice of Open Science. In this panel three members of the research community discuss ways to fund, support, and grow research programs based on open source practices.