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Open Source Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

customer development. The Slides/Video tab on the top of this page has all the open source course material for my classes. Some general customer development slides click here. Filed under: Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad TeachingFree: Startup Tools.

Why There Will Never Be Another Red Hat: The Economics of Open Source

Peter Levine

Open source software powers the world’s technology. Great for open source, a little disappointing for Red Hat.

How Your Startup Can Get More Value from Research and Development With Open Source

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Resources are tough for startups to find -- so why not harness the power of a community

Introducing 411: A new open source framework for handling alerting

Code as Craft

Today, we’re introducing our open source solution to this problem: 411. engineering monitoring security data

How Open Sourcing Ideas Can Be Good for Your Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

could walk down an aisle and open a random book, and it would willingly offer me any knowledge contained within. Builds your brand.

Open Source Spring Cleaning

Code as Craft

At Etsy, we are big fans of Open Source. Etsy as it is wouldn’t exist without the myriad of people who have solved a problem and published their code under an open source license. In every nook and cranny of our technology stack you can find Open Source code. And these are only the big examples.

Open Sourced Software Differentiates Vaadin from closed source dinosaurs


But it is not, however, how things work in the world of open source. Why would a software company reveal their source code though?

An Operating System for Your Mobile Supercomputer

Peter Levine

Yet-to-be-developed applications are waiting to take advantage of this processing capability, and it’s going to require mobile operating system innovation to expose this awesome power. Like Linux (and unlike Windows), Android is Open Source, which means no one company owns the code.

Software eats software development

Chris Dixon

Small teams can have a big impact because software development (and deployment) has improved dramatically over the past decade. Open Source. Open source dominates every level of the software stack, including operating systems (Linux), databases (MySql), web servers (Apache), and programming languages (Python, Ruby).

WP Engine Launches Development Labs, Dedicated to Open Source and Product Suite Innovation

Austin Startup

The new WP Engine Labs will contribute to the Open Source community and serve as the innovation wing of WP Engine’s product suite. WP Engine, a leading SaaS content management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced the launch of the new WP Engine Labs and its first innovation, S3 Mirror. Headed [.].

10 Tools to Design Your Best Product Yet

Up and Running

Open Source Ecology. The Michigan Institute of Technology (MIT) Game Design course from their open courseware series. Good luck!

Mozilla Gets a Lesson in (Really) Open Source Communication

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And that''s what makes us strong," Geoffrey MacDougall, Mozilla''s head of development said in a Tweet. "We''ll figure this out."

SearchDaimon Enterprise Search Goes Open-Source


CTO Runar Buvik shows a brazen attitude about the move to open source. The technology is far from new.


Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why are you Still Making.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Development and Business Lessons By Michael Woloszynowicz By Michael Woloszynowicz Sunday, January 23, 2011 Why are you Still Making Crap?

Hiring Developer Evangelists

David Cohen

I define “web infrastructure” companies as those (at least initially) targeted primarily at developers. They typically take the form of APIs and make life easier on the web for developers. I’ve invested early in many such companies including SendGrid , Twilio , FullContact , Stream and RunScope. Startups

The non-developer’s guide to hiring software developers

The Next Web

Attracting and hiring great software developers for your company is difficult, but it’s not impossible. Get rid of the pre-screening software.

Software Eats Software Development

Peter Levine

They had a vision for a new way to develop software and created a new kind of company to pursue it. Source Code Management (SCM) is the second most fundamental tool for a programmer after compiler and development tools. It stores, versions and branches source code being developed by teams of programmers. The No.

Open Source Business Model


However, there are lots of companies that are making money from open source and freemium models. friend of mine has a company that builds open source applications in spaces that are a bit less innovative than Elgg, but they do very well financially through the packaging and support models. understand his frustration.

Software Development Estimates, Where Do I Start?

Diego Basch

For some reason many people discuss the problem of estimating software development timeframes without properly understanding the issue.

Lessons Learned: Great open source scalability tools from Danga

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, September 5, 2008 Great open source scalability tools from Danga If you are trying to build a scalable LAMP service, its always best to start with the original and still quite relevant presentation, from Brad Fitzpatrick when he was at LiveJournal. You can find the 2005 version here. Expo SF (May.

How Software Developers Really Spend Their Time

It turns out, at least according to a survey conducted by software delivery service Electric Cloud , that developers spend almost 20% of their time.

How the 'Facebook for Developers' Became a $2 Billion Coding Giant

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Open-source coding platform GitHub made it onto this year's list of unicorns, thanks to impressive fundraising. But can it maintain its strong lead

MIT Announces $900,000 Bitcoin Developer Fund

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The goal is enabling work and thought on cryptocurrencies among students, researchers and open-source developers

New investment: Upverter, a cloud-based platform for the hardware revolution

Version One Ventures

Over the past few years, numerous innovations ( Arduino , Raspberry Pi ) have made it easier for anyone to develop hardware. In the design phase, we believe that hardware engineering will follow a similar path as the open source software community that built GitHub. Image via CrunchBase. Related articles.

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Business development: the Goldilocks principle

Chris Dixon

During this time, I got a crash course in B2B sales/business development. Most companies I know use externally developed products (commercial or open source) for databases, web servers, web analytics, email delivery, payment processors, etc. Here is the first in a series of blog posts based on what I learned. startups

Customer Development for Web Startups

Steve Blank

Ash Maurya , the CEO of WiredReach, has extended my work by building a model of Customer Development for Web Startups.

Entrepreneurship as a Science – The Business Model/Customer Development Stack

Steve Blank

In the last decade open source software (e.g It’s the combination of Business Model Design and Customer Development.

Google Summer of Code 2011

crowdSPRING Blog

Since 2005, Google has led a wonderful open source program called Summer of Code. Related posts: Google Crowdsourcing Investments.

Using Open Source to Bootstrap Your Data Service

Feld Thoughts

They’ve released the Polymaps source code on GitHub so any developer can quickly see how the API is used, play around with real production code, and modify the base examples for their own use. Tags: Open Source data simplegeo Last week SimpleGeo and their partner ?


Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use. Many of the categories are wide open. Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use.

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3 Things to Consider When Staffing a Software Development Project

You can deal directly with full-time or freelance/contracted employees, or you can outsource using local or offshore development firms. Oh yeah!

Startup Tools: Free Software open Source Directory

VC Cafe

A ttempting to create a comprehensive list of free and open source tools will probably always remain ‘work in progress’ just for the sheer depth and breadth of the Internet. Open source. eLearning development environment. Open source. Open source. Open Movie Editor.

Why Your Startup Should Be Involved in Open Source


Oftentimes, when you hear the arguments for "Why open source?", they are aimed at convincing companies to use open source software.


A look inside Google Developer Relations - we are hiring!

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

About a year ago I joined Google as a Developer Advocate in the Google Developer Relations group led by Michael Winton. We are hiring!

How HTML5 Is Aiding in Cross-Platform Development

Sourcebits offers design and development services for iOS, Android, Mobile and Web platforms. Have an account? Let us know. Chrome and Safari.


Hiring A Web Developer: 11 Questions You Must Ask Ahead Of Time


If you are a business owner who is not an expert in web development, finding someone (or an agency) you can trust to build your website is critical.

Lithuanian ImpressPages Raises €200,000 for Open Source CMS Solution


ImpressPages works on the foundations of making development of websites more user friendly for those that aren’t IT savvy. The

Soluto and Boxee Get Nominated for Crunchies Award

VC Cafe

Boxee Boxee Box CES 2011 Crunchies 2011 Soluto apple tv bessemer venture partners internet tv experience Israeli startups open source software soluto

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Giving Developers.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

youve undoubtedly had to provide developers with negative feedback on one or more feature implementations. Open Source to the.

Crunching Apple Pay tokens in PHP

Code as Craft

Today we’re open sourcing part of our server-side solution, applepay-php , a PHP extension that verifies and decrypts Apple Pay payment tokens. Integrating with Apple Pay comes down to two main areas of development: device side and payment-processing side. engineering infrastructure mobile Apple Apple Pay open source PHP