This article has a thoughtful perspective on the question of business models and Open Source Software. But, I found it interesting in that it also explores the tension between the roles of “Developer” and “User”. No business model works if it isn’t about delivering value to Users or Customers; and yet he argues that open source is written by developers for developers.
Key takeaway — get involved?
“The Mythical Economic Model of Open Source”, by James Bottomley: https://opensource.org/node/1009