open business

Checking in on the Taiga project management tool
CEO Enrique Posner talks about Taiga's 150,000 users, their developer community, and what's next for the project management tool.
0 comments Posted 21 Sep 2016 by Nitish Tiwari Feed
Gratipay makes 'love' their most important core value
Why are you an open organization? Chad Whitacre explores this critical question's implications for organizing your core values.
0 comments Posted 15 Sep 2016 by Chad Whitacre Feed
Building a bootstrapped business on open source
Redmine for project management leads one company to offer a hosted version and create a new viable business.
2 comments Posted 18 May 2016 by Thomas Carney Feed
One thing is certain: Running an open source company has unique challenges and opportunities. Here are 3 critical lessons I've learned from running Lucidworks.
0 comments Posted 13 May 2015 by Grant Ingersoll Feed
Yellow arrows going both ways with texture
Welocalize open sourced the translation management system (TMS) GlobalSight in 2009. Open source has allowed users and clients the most options to supporting and creating solutions that work best for them. The GlobalSight community has been active since 2009 and is a vibrant, active group of users... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Nov 2014 by Andrew Gibbons Feed
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

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