The Real Reason Open Source Startups Fail

“Open source ecosystem markets behave differently and therefore require a very different playbook. There, the differentiation is not in the technology you build; it is in the process and expertise that you slowly amass over an extended period of time…

“Building an open-source company requires operational excellence and staying power, not just genius hackers with a vision of taking down VMware. Startups and VCs that run the company by the innovation playbook fail, while those that focus on expertise first — and thus the open source playbook — do well.”

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