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What Marc Fleury did nextMatthew Aslett, July 24, 2008 @ 5:05 am ET
The OpenRemote team also includes the creator of Asterisk Mark Spencer, JBoss veterans Juha Lindfors, Christian Bauer, Java X10 project creator Wade Wassenberg, and Linux Home Automation founder Neil Cherry.
Together they, and others, plan to create a complete open source home automation including the OpenRemote Controller hardware, OpenRemote Console Applications to make use of the iPhone and iTouch as a universal remote (although any device with browser will work), the OpenRemote Manager, and the Beehive Database.
As Marc notes (“I have invented Professional Open Source, have you heard of it?”) he has also created OpenRemote Inc to support the community via debt funding and is exploring different potential business models to generate revenue.
He doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to do so, however. “This is first and foremost a community effort and what will come of it will come of it. Planning to far ahead would be counterproductive and futile,” he writes. “Figuring out the business model, this is one thing I can help with. But for right now, let’s focus on a community. Without a community, there is no OSS model. The community is what you do with it.”
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