Open Founder column

Grant Ingersoll examines the intersection of open source software and business.

Coopetition: All's fair in love and open source

Competing: All's fair in love and open source
"I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it." —Walt Disney PostgreSQL vs. MySQL. MongoDB vs...Read more

What is deep learning, and why should you care about it?

What is deep learning, and why should you care about it?
Deep learning is just another term for neural networks. Learn more in this interview with the authors of the recently released O'Reilly book "Deep...Read more

How to fire yourself: A founder's dilemma

How to fire yourself: A founder's dilemma
"Grant, would you rather see your ideas implemented, or be the one who tries to implement them—but who never has time to finish even one of them,...Read more

Plug-and-play server provides access to millions of digital documents in Africa

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eGranary Digital Library, a plug-and-play server that provides instant access to millions of digital documents without the need of a connection to...Read more

Refactoring open source business models

Refactoring open source business models
Open source businesses have unique challenges as a result of the main product being freely licensed. We look at a few business models to help turn a...Read more

Let's talk about how to build a business with open source

Let's talk about how to build a business with open source
In open source software, if you contribute enough patches to the code base, most projects will make you a committer. And on Opensource.com, if you...Read more