Business

Our articles on business look into how companies today are using open source and how "open" is shaping the future of business.

Be the open source supply chain

Be the open source supply chain
Learn why you should be a supply chain influencer, and how your organization can be an active participant in your supply chain.Read more

How to successfully enter the FOSS emerging market

How to successfully enter the FOSS emerging market
Free and open source software (FOSS) is an emerging market with abundant in resources and promise. It's also entirely foreign culture where many...Read more

How companies can help employees contribute to open source

How companies can help employees contribute to open source
Learn how companies can get started in contributing to open source projects, including encouraging and setting their employees up for success.Read more

Best of Opensource.com: Business

Best of Opensource.com: Business
In addition to a ton of discussions about tools for automating or customizing your DevOps game, some interesting trends—some perennial, and some not—...Read more

A business plan for your open source project

A business plan for your open source project
The Open Source Canvas is a business plan for your open source project.Read more

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

Why the operating system matters even more in 2017

Why the operating system matters even more in 2017
Operating systems don't quite date back to the beginning of computing, but expect them to be around a long time to come.Read more

Why Red Hat takes an 'upstream first' approach

Why Red Hat takes an 'upstream first' approach
In this five-minute lightning talk, Thomas Cameron highlights Red Hat's work on open source projects other than Linux.Read more