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Open Source Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

The Slides/Video tab on the top of this page has all the open source course material for my classes. One of the great things about being a retired entrepreneur is that I get to  give back to the community that helped me. Free: Startup Tools. Specific links are: A list of startup tools is here. The Lean LaunchPad course online. Videos.

How startups can use open source software to compete against the big guys

The Next Web

Although established giants like Microsoft have proprietary software and systems, much of today’s internet is built on open source software.

Parker: Open Source and For-Profit Companies

Ask The VC

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 ?”

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.

Facebook's New Open Source Software Can Learn 1 Billion Words in 10 Minutes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

FastText is the tool that powers Facebook's AI--and now it's available for anyone

Startup 101: “Open Source” Start up Legal Documents

VC Cafe

Legal docs don’t have to be a source of stress when you’re trying to set up a business. Link:  [link]. All docs are here:  [link].

National Endowment for Open Source

Grasshopper Herder

It's time to consider whether it's time for a National Endowment for Open Source. Is there any doubt right now about the strength and power of open source software for accelerating technological innovation? Entrepreneurship Uncategorized open source politics

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

MIT Media Lab’s Leadership in Open Source Software

Feld Thoughts

Eric von Hippel , my PhD advisor at MIT (I didn’t finish) and one of my early mentors, co-wrote two of the seminal papers on how free and open source software ( FOSS – and now FLOSS ) impacts innovation. How Open Source software works:  “Free” user-to-user assistance. Joi’s punch line says it all.

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

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.

How Open-Source Code Can Save You Months and Boatloads of Cash

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Software code that's free? It's yours for the taking, as long as you understand the nuances of this generous subculture

Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler: Cooperation Trumps Self-Interest

VC Cafe

Benkler cites the model of Free Open Source Software (FOSS), which now accounts for more than 40% of all software (Lerner and Schankerman).

4 Reasons Why Open Source is Hands Down Best for Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Open source software has started to dominate business, and is forcing private software made by big companies to adapt or die

Open Source and Big Data: Two Things I Love About LinkedIn.

Diego Basch

Open source: I think LinkedIn has contributed some great open-source products to the world. Today is InDay at LinkedIn.

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.

Las Vegas and CES: The New Cannes

VC Cafe

Leverage Open Source Platforms. 155,000 visitors, a record, trundled across an Exhibition Area the size of 37 football fields. Be Brave.

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?

Vaadin Raises $6 Million For Open Source Development


During this funding round of Vaadin, Finnish Industry Investment increases its stake in Vaadin by joining eEquity as investors. Photo: Vaadin.

An Operating System for Your Mobile Supercomputer

Peter Levine

Like Linux (and unlike Windows), Android is Open Source, which means no one company owns the code. One reason why Android is winning is due to that open source spirit of additive innovation. Cyanogen has been powered by the open-source community—led by its founder Steve Kondik—ever since it launched four years ago.

Infors Retail Initiative

deal architect

Enterprise Software (Open Source) Industry CommentaryOne of my frustrations with enterprise tech for the last few years is we have paid inordinate amount of attention to horizontal apps – financials, HCM, CRM – and neglected the much more operationally important industry apps. Without hesitation, I.

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

Mozilla''s new boss responds to employee''s calls for his resignation. In return, they got everyone talking--and that''s a good thing.

Can An Entire Society Be Open Source: Marcin Jacubowski Starts A Movement by Yaro Starak

The activities these people are engaged… Read the rest of this entry » Entrepreneur Profiles News, Technology & The Web Philanthropy creative visionary global village construction set Marcin Jacubowski Nikolay Georgiev open source ecology steve jobs

Bitcoin is Here to Stay and Safebit Wants to Be Its Wallet

VC Cafe

Using P2P technology Bitcoin is built on open source software which enables the use of this currency. That’s where Bitcoin comes.

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 [.].

The Kick-Ass Cloud For Developers

Peter Levine

DigitalOcean is also taking a page out of the open source world and is using and contributing to the most relevant open source projects.

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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.


Hackathons and Open Source Invade the Real World

Hackathons and Open Source Invade the Real World. Then I saw this from the record label Ghostly International - they are starting to open up their processes for choosing artwork for their records - writing essays and taking comments about how and why they do it, while they do it. Hackathons and Open Source Invade the Real World.

a16z Podcast: Software Programs the World

Ben's Blog

So what … artificial intelligence big data bio cloud infrastructure innovation clusters internet of things machine & deep learning open source quantum computing SaaS distributed systems Moore's Law natural language new platforms & new mediums rise of the GPU trends

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.

4 Inspiring Ideas And The Entrepreneurs Behind Them by Yaro Starak

will also share with you one of my latest projects and my… Read the rest of this entry » Marketing, Business & Entrepreneurship ali brown andrew mason andrew warner derek silvers groupon open source reed hoffmanIn my last article I wrote a few of my realizations and how I plan to adapt myself in 2012.

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.

Froont builds open-source community around responsive prototyping tool


What Github did to code, we want to open web design. But looking closer you can see some motifs with two columns here, or a grid layout there.

Shimel Blogs on Open Source

Feld Thoughts

When Alan started writing his column for Network World he asked me for introductions to a bunch of our portfolio companies that were using open source. Earlier today, Alan wrote an article on Standing Cloud titled Seeding the Cloud with Open Source, Standing Cloud Makes It Easy. The Re-Rise of Open Source.

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

Version One Ventures

In the design phase, we believe that hardware engineering will follow a similar path as the open source software community that built GitHub. News Arduino GitHub hardware Open source hardware Raspberry Pi startup University of Waterloo Upverter Image via CrunchBase. Related articles.

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Austin Startup Offers Open Source Legal Insight


Offers Open Source Legal Insight appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Historically speaking, law is a tangled mess of arcane language wrapped around a maze of pitfalls and risk, and lawyers were the only ones who could safely wield it. But a new Austin startup wants to change that. Austin

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

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Below I discuss some of the challenging problems developers face and the open source toolkits that exist to help us solve them. Web 2.0

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.

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mctop – a tool for analyzing memcache get traffic

Code as Craft

The end result is the tool “mctop” we’re open sourcing today. The graph above is an example of a recent hot key issue.