By Rosalie Chan


The economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic may be hitting many industries hard, but investors say that it may turn out to be a positive opportunity for commercial open source startups.

These types of startups build and maintain open source software that is free for anyone to use, download, or modify. While the software itself is free, these kinds of startups traditionally build a business on top of it by selling customer support or custom-built services for the enterprise.

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