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Parker: Open Source and For-Profit Companies

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Eric is one of the best thinkers I’ve ever encountered around this topic and Andrew’s post – which articulates a trend of for-profit companies open sourcing core pieces of their products – is powerful support of many of Eric’s theories. hope we don’t fuck it all up. What else could patents be for ?”

Building an Open Source Business

Will Price

Dave Rosenberg , CEO of Mulesource , recently published an informative article on Sandhill.com regarding his experiences in starting an open source company - from looking for funding, to legal and IP issues, to community development, and pricing, Dave's article is good food for thought.

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The Three Most Important Letters in Open Source: CYA

Will Price

In the software VC world, the merits of open source are regarded as givens- a business model innovation that brilliantly aligns customer and vendor interests. However, outside of the software VC market, open source remains an enigma wrapped in a mystery. Is open source a backdoor towards communism?

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PBS Newshour on Accelerators

Feld Thoughts

This makes me happy as part of our goal when we started TechStars was to “open-source” the mentor driven accelerator process.

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

This lecture order was embedded in the Udacity Lectures , the syllabi and educators guide I open-sourced. Rationale. Lessons Learned.

“Fantastic” beats “efficient”

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

In fact, at WPEngine we’re already doing it in several ways: Contributing everything back to open source. Easy to get free press.

Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources.

GitHub: Turning a Nerdy Hobby Into $750 Million Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If the term open-source software triggers some sort of narcolepsy neurotransmitter in you, you are not alone. Serendipity, indeed.

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How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

To interconnect these computers we needed IP-based telecommunications equipment build by the likes of Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. Artsy?

Web Tools to Blur Your Digital Footprint

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mobile TextSecure TextSecure is an open source app that encrypts text so that no one can read it. Its messages also self-destruct.

Getting Due Diligence Ready

StartupCFO

Open source exposure : Everything is built on top of open source technologies today. Getting Due Diligence Ready.

How To Predict The Future

Feld Thoughts

We needed improvements in video compression and in TCP/IP – the underlying protocol that essentially runs the Internet. Open source and crowdsourcing principles are well understood: When you get enough talented people working on a problem, especially in an open way, progress comes quickly. Yet it never happened.

Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable

Chris Dixon

will notify the user of summarized business-practice information about the site (using information from sources such as BizRate). Problem.

Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

But by taking advantage of open source, agile software, and iterative development, lean startups can operate with much less waste. One that is powered by three drivers, each of which is a part of a major trend: The use of platforms enabled by open source and free software. What are the characteristics of a lean startup?

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Patent Research Just Got Easier

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An IP lawyer dishes on Google's search tools for patent-seekers--and what every start-up should know before heading down that path.

Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second

techblog.netflix.com

Open positions at Netflix. Upcoming Changes to the Open API Program. Why we use and contribute to open source software.

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Investment Thesis @USV

www.usv.com

Venture firms operate a bunch of different ways. Some have a geographical focus, others have a sector focus, still others have a stage focus.

Jolla Launched Into the Awaiting Hands of True Fans

ArcticStartup

The new Jolla smartphone runs on Sailfish OS , an open source operating system that is able to run Android applications.

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Flash, HTML5, and Mobile Apps

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It opened my eyes to the fact that Flash vs HTML5 is one of the most politically heated topics in the tech business. It's an excellent post full of great facts and insights, including this one: What few people realize is that while H.264 appears to be an open and free standard, in actuality it is not. The third rail, as it were.

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Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data

Cracking the Code

Eastern European Champions I had the opportunity to do a keynote at the IDCEE conference in Kiev last week. Why Eastern Europe? Impressive!

Putting the Dev in Devops: Bringing Software Engineering to Operations Infrastructure Tooling

Code as Craft

At Etsy, the vast majority of our computing happens on physical servers that live in our own data centers. The Indigo Tool Suite. The Problem.

Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

Both Sides of the Table

Thomas and his partner lived off of credit cards, and used crappy data centers and open source software (LAMP). The video link is here.

What Google's Penguin Algorithm Means for Your Business

mashable.com

Get people who know about IP address, HTML and its impact on ranking, QR codes, NFC and other 21st Century marketing tools. Open Source Lists. Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. World Videos Featured: Facebook.

Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

mashable.com

It's a unique approach, and one we'd love to discuss with entrepreneurs and their investment sources. Companies like GrowPublic, Inc.

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

blog.expensify.com

You need to hear this from someone who has used.Net extensively, and then happily walked away from it to go open source: You are a wanker.

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Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

mashable.com

It's a unique approach, and one we'd love to discuss with entrepreneurs and their investment sources. SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! In the middle of that was a gaping hole.

IBC 2011 Attracts 28 Israeli Media and Mobile Startups to Amsterdam

VC Cafe

Kaltura  - Kaltura provides the first Open Source platform for video management, creation, interaction and collaboration. Nicely done.

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11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Especially apps such as Seesmic , a powerful web app dashboard for power users and the enterprise, and GitHub , an industry standard for source code hosting. SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Learn more here. Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us.

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11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Especially apps such as Seesmic , a powerful web app dashboard for power users and the enterprise, and GitHub , an industry standard for source code hosting. SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Learn more here. Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us.

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The Forgotten Founder: YouSendIt’s Khalid Shaikh

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

First, to save money, the team decided to switch the servers from expensive Windows software to open-source Linux. He was wrong.

Bad Technology That Won't Die

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You typically have to type in an IP address like 192.168.0.1 Usually hardware and software improve with time. But not always. The problem?

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How to Start a Startup

www.paulgraham.com

But this is just the kindthat tends to be open source: operating systems, programminglanguages, editors, and so on. But its hard to raise money with an IP cloud over your head, becauseinvestors cant judge how serious it is. Before you consummate a startup, ask everyone about their previous IP history. Hard, but doable.

6 Ways to Recruit Talent for Startups

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Pros: The site claims to be “the world’s BIGGEST source of small business clients.” SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Here are six websites that can help you make the most of the hunt: 1.

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How to Flip Your Startup in 5 Steps

ReadWriteStart

You may have existing code lying around from earlier projects, or be able to use open-source components or libraries to make your life easier.

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Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup

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SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Frances McInnis is a journalist and crossword enthusiast based in New York City. How Do I Start? Once you’ve got a healthy list, start culling. Ask The downside?

Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

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SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Follow her on Twitter @corpnet and Facebook. When should you incorporate? But there are a few other considerations that may influence the timing of your decision.

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Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

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SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Follow her on Twitter @corpnet and Facebook. When should you incorporate? But there are a few other considerations that may influence the timing of your decision.

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Product Management 101

Platforms and Networks

Software launched as a result of PM 101 will be owned by HBS, but the school may transfer the IP to our Student Association and/or release it as open source software. describe our course design below with the hope that colleagues at other universities will adapt and improve it. Motivation. PM 101 was designed for these students.

The Road Map of a Start-Up and the Entrepreneur - Part 4 of 4

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Just as technology, such as open source software and cloud computing, are enabling entrepreneurs to develop their products in a cost effective manner with just the right amount of computing power to meet the needs of a scaling business, the start-up and the entrepreneur also require a similar scaling of CFO services in order to develop and thrive.

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Eric Sink. Things I learned in selling Teamprise to Microsoft. Video & transcript.

Business of Software Blog

He is the founder of SourceGear, a source control system vendor. understand open source licenses. Applause]. All right. All right.