I have this open-source project I run (http://www.mediabrowser.tv) a few months ago I posted on the business of software forum and my blog that I need to find a way to monetize it.
Since, I have been contacted a few times.
One person contacted me the other week and said he had some ideas but wanted me to sign a mutual NDA prior to us commencing discussion.
My question is, what is the point?
The source for the project is all open, there are no real revolutionary ways to make money out of it outside of the standard options:
- Get sponsored
- Go freemium
- Go closed source
So I wonder, if I go about signing an 8 page NDA am I risking something? Is some obvious business opportunity going to disappear if I decide to terminate the discussion?