open business

This article is part of Marten Mickos talk, Open-Source Business Models. In this part, he covers ways to turn your open source project into a business.
0 comments Posted 9 Oct 2014 by Marten Mickos Feed
When I first started working at ByWater Solutions the company was in its infancy, and as such couldn't afford a full time employee, but that didn't stop them from hiring me. ByWater Solutions provides support, hosting, training, and development for the Koha open source integrated library system.... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Aug 2014 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
Red Hat CEO on productivity
There are two components of productivity—doing the right things and doing those things efficiently. If you want to maximize your productivity, start with analyzing how you're spending your time. Whether it’s at work or at home, or on the weekend, you need an accurate assessment of what you’re... Read more
9 comments Posted 29 Apr 2014 by Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) Feed
open source business
CEO Jeff Walpole of Phase2 helps persuade businesses to consider open source as a viable solution. Particularly, Drupal. Jeff says, "Phase2 invests an estimated $500,000 every year in time, code, and sponsorship to grow this remarkable open source project." And, in return? Jeff and his team show... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Apr 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
In a recent article on Opensource.com, I introduced Data Geekery, the company behind jOOQ, and talked about the challenges we faced when transitioning our products from open source to a revenue-based business model last year. Our team learned a lot about running a business in general as well as... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Jan 2014 by Lukas Eder Feed
open development environments at work
Based on the success and effectiveness of the open source community, development organizations are taking a close look at the methods used within the open source world to understand how they can apply internal development to further increase creativity and accelerate development. To facilitate... Read more
1 comment Posted 20 Jan 2014 by Dave Gruber Feed
principles of open source business models
Can SQL as a language be integrated and standardised into Java through a set of simple formal language transformation rules? Yes it can. Data Geekery saw the idea gain some traction when the Zurich, Switzerland-based open source company kicked off a new database abstraction software project called... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Jan 2014 by Lukas Eder Feed
open innovation in business
Appnovation Technologies began as a Vancouver-based Drupal development shop and has since expanded to provide solutions for mobile, enterprise content management, middleware, and big data, using other open source technologies like: HTML5, Alfresco, MuleSoft, and Hadoop. 
0 comments Posted 8 Jan 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open business
OSSCube has a strict open source software only policy for everything they do. CEO Lavanya Rastogi and VP of Enterprise Marketing John Bernard share with me how they use only open source software internally and externally to keep up with the pace of business while simultaneously maintaining a... Read more
1 comment Posted 31 Dec 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open business culture
Bringing together people with high-energy and motivation to create startups that have the potential to make a positive impact on society is a great endeavour. It takes vision to bring together inspiring leaders on one platform and create an environment where their best skills are put to use for a... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Dec 2013 by Aseem Sharma Feed

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