An Economic perspective on FLOSS & LibreOffice technology
2023-09-23, 11:00–11:30 (Europe/Bucharest), Room 1

A talk and discussion around FLOSS business models as they related to LibreOffice technology, the ecosystem and funding the future & success of LibreOffice.

Come get an update on where LibreOffice technology is from an economic perspective. Get a snapshot of reality based on whatever numbers are available. We'll look at various alternative ways of building businesses and/or funding projects used around the FLOSS world. We'll see how those could reshape the ecosystem, from centralized-TDF to de-centralised pure corporations, to an Open Core approach.

Bring your ideas of how the ecosystem should look and lets talk.

Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic Open Source developer. He runs Collabora's Office division, leading our Collabora Online and Office products, supporting customers and partners alongside our extremely talented team. He has served as a Director of the The Document Foundation and has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora he gained a wide experience as a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linux stack to from the base-system, boot-time, MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution and Open Source accessibility, among others.

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