Subject: Re: Assist a master's thesis on free software businesses?
From: Bernard Lang <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:08:48 +0200

Cc: Ann Barcomb  via


If French data is any use, she may try to contact Jean-Paul Smets
<>.  He has a thriving business, strictly free software,
with open cloud computing too, based on free software developed
internationally by his company Nexedi.

Most of the site is still in French, but he speaks fluent English or

There are many other free software business in France, including some
corporate consortia.

* Ben Tilly <> note le 30-07-09 :
> A friend of mine is doing a master's thesis on free software
> businesses and is looking for people to interview.  I've known her
> from the Perl community for close to a decade.  Even though this list
> is somewhat dead, I know there are a lot of people signed up here who
> could provide her with useful material.  If you're interested, you can
> sign up at
> Cheers,
> Ben

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