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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
I just started a new job in marketing and social media at Red Hat. This is my first time working for an open source company, and I didn’t know what to expect. I knew what it meant for software to be open source, but I had no idea how the principles of open source could be applied to other... Read more