The Four Secrets of a Successful Open Source Business

Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151 Level: Novice
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Just five years ago, only a handful of open source vendors beyond Red Hat were thriving, including JBoss, MySQL, and SpringSource. Since that time many questions have been answered about the fundamental principles behind those success stories, including a mix of market conditions as well as the right techniques to build a business around open source. In this presentation, Miguel Valdes, CEO of BonitaSoft and founder of the Bonita open source business process management project, describes the four secrets of a successful open source software vendor business:

  • The market analysis
  • The democratization process
  • The Community management
  • The high-volume sales machine
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Miguel Valdés-Faura


Miguel Valdés-Faura, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. Miguel leads the charge in BonitaSoft’s mission: to democratize Business Process Management (BPM), bringing powerful and affordable BPM to organizations and projects of all sizes. Miguel founded the Bonita project in 2001, with the vision that BPM would become mainstream in every company’s IT portfolio. Prior to BonitaSoft, Miguel led R&D, pre-sales and support for the BPM division of Bull Information Systems, a major European systems provider. Miguel is a recognized thought-leader in business process management and passionate about open source community building. Miguel holds a degree in Computer Science from the URV and a Master’s degree from Nancy and Metz Universities.


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