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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
IBM's Bob Sutor has a good post up discussing advice for those who want to start an open source business. There are more and more open source startups arriving, but Sutor says "I’ve been very surprised as I’ve looked around the web that there don’t seem to be very many good guides about the nuts and bolts of starting an open source business." He lists seven pieces of advice for those who have an open source business in the works, and here are some of our posts that can help you follow the advice.
Sutor discusses the following tenets for startup open source entrepeneurs:
* Don’t quit your day job, yet.
* Remember that an open source business is a business.
* Learn about copyrights and open source licenses.
* Come up with a good answer regarding why you are basing your business on open source.