open business

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
Python for startup and small businesses
So you have a great business idea for a wonderful IT product or service, and you want to build your high tech startup around it. Having the idea is a great start, but you will have to build an IT solution/service to get your business off the ground; be it a website, software solution, social... Read more
20 comments Posted 12 Dec 2013 by Vadim Nareyko Feed
open source business
I work for a private ISV and consultancy company focused on delivering software products for financial institutions. Three years ago my company decided to share our achievements and knowledge by publishing our application, FinTP, for processing financial transactions under an open source license.... Read more
7 comments Posted 9 Dec 2013 by Mihai Guiman Feed
twitter and open source
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook It's official: Twitter is a global phenomenon, and it's hard to argue against the numbers supporting that statement. What started as a small, quasi-micro-blogging company in 2006, gained steam in 2007 with the service generating around 500,... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Oct 2013 by Weston Davis (Red Hat) Feed
open management model
I love my job. I don't know a lot of people who can say that, but I really do love my job and I've been thinking about why exactly that is a lot lately.
8 comments Posted 9 May 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
LulzBot 3D Printer
Not all businesses can stand behind their products, and even fewer can stand on top of them. At LulzBot, it’s not uncommon to find the multi-talented and seriously committed team mounting their 3D printers upside down or bumping along Colorado mountain roads with a functioning 3D printer in tow—all... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Apr 2013 by LulzBot Feed
build together
Brothers Aleksander and Bård Farstad founded eZ Systems with a strong belief in open source in 1999. At that time, there were no scalable open source business models, so they developed and pioneered their own while developing eZ Publish, an Enterprise Content Management System. Their vision was: an... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 Apr 2013 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
cube talk
After almost three decades of development, open source software has firmly crossed over into mainstream use. Companies understand the unique value derived from software developed through open communities and are welcoming its use in mission critical settings throughout the enterprise.
3 comments Posted 4 Mar 2013 by James Falkner Feed
year in review business
The top story in business this year on opensource.com was the news that Red Hat reached one billion dollars in annual revenue. This is a major win for the open source software industry and the open source movement. "It is a victory for open source advocates everywhere," said CEO Jim Whitehurst. "No... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Dec 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open source why
At SparkFun Electronics we do not sell software, yet we have a robust software development team. These developers spend some of their time on SparkFun.com, an eCommerce platform with extra content and integrated community elements. The vast majority of their time, however, is spent on Sparkle. One... Read more
4 comments Posted 18 Sep 2012 by Christopher Clark Feed

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