In an era where many dotcoms are failing, eXtropia has been
running as a profitable open-source company for the last year in
Singapore without VC funding. We literally give our software away.
How did we become profitable using this model? The ideas behind
the "new economy" play a large part of how we became profitable
with such an innovative model. However, the "new economy" isn't
everything. It also took some "old economy" practices to make sure we
were also following tested business practices. We'll talk about
some of the tension between old and new economy and how a balance
helped us reach a happy medium. Simplified calculations (eg cashflow)
and graphs will be included show risk analysis and where things could have
gone wrong in our business model will also be discussed.
Originally presented at ApacheCon April 2001.
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