There are many companies making money with Free/Open Source Software and it’s still not easy to identify a free software company. I’ve always advocated to put respect of customers’ needs and ethics in digital society as one of the crucial elements to identify a free software business.
Simon Phipps has put together a scorecard, a set of indicators to identify and evaluate companies that use, develop and sell free software based on the adherence to the principles of the Free Software and Open Source movements.
His speech in Bolzano this week is worth listening to. I think this is the right path to advancing our movement.