Open Source Entrepreneurship
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
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. Called “ How to Build a Startup: The Lean LaunchPad ,” it walks you through the Business Model Canvas and an overview of the customer development process. Filed under: Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad Teaching
Why There Will Never Be Another Red Hat: The Economics of Open Source
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Open source software powers the world’s technology. In the past decade, there has been an inexorable adoption of open source in most aspects of computing. Without open source, Facebook, Google, Amazon, and nearly every other modern technology company would not exist.
Controversy Erupts in Open-Source Community After Developer's Sex Life Made Public
MARCH 27, 2017
Larry Garfield did not violate any code of conduct, all parties admit. Nevertheless Dries Buytaert felt he was a danger to the community
How Open Sourcing Ideas Can Be Good for Your Business
Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
I could walk down an aisle and open a random book, and it would willingly offer me any knowledge contained within. Ultimately, open sourcing your ideas: Creates trust. Give them details on how an idea is developed and eventually transformed into a solution.
Introducing 411: A new open source framework for handling alerting
Code as Craft
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Today, we’re introducing our open source solution to this problem: 411. We hope that you find the examples we’ve provided to be useful and informative for others to develop their own extended functionality for 411.
Vaadin Raises $6 Million For Open Source Development
JANUARY 18, 2016
Finnish Industry Investment and Swedish eEquity have invested $6 million in Vaadin , an open source company building components and tools for web application developers.
Open Source Spring Cleaning
Code as Craft
JULY 9, 2015
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. For engineers that means that we strive to give a talk at a conference, write a blog post on this blog or contribute to open source at least once every year.
Open Sourced Software Differentiates Vaadin from closed source dinosaurs
JUNE 24, 2014
But it is not, however, how things work in the world of open source. Open source software has been brought to wider public attention by brands like Linux and Firefox, both of which who have thrived to gigantic proportions due to their open nature.
An Operating System for Your Mobile Supercomputer
DECEMBER 19, 2013
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. One reason why Android is winning is due to that open source spirit of additive innovation. Portfolio Companies Android Cyanogen Linux Mobile open source
Software eats software development
APRIL 13, 2014
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). Developers have steadily marched upwards from Assembly to C to Java to, today, scripting languages like Ruby and Python.
WP Engine Launches Development Labs, Dedicated to Open Source and Product Suite Innovation
JUNE 27, 2014
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 [.]. Enterprise Nginx wp engine
10 Tools to Design Your Best Product Yet
Up and Running
MARCH 11, 2015
Many of them are also open source , so you can get a first-hand look at how they work and make modifications to the code, all completely free of charge. Open Source Ecology. The Michigan Institute of Technology (MIT) Game Design course from their open courseware series.
Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why are you Still Making.
Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons
JANUARY 23, 2011
Development and Business Lessons By Michael Woloszynowicz By Michael Woloszynowicz Sunday, January 23, 2011 Why are you Still Making Crap? Open Source to the Rescue The more I delve into the bevy of open source tools and frameworks the more Im stunned when I see poorly executed applications.
SearchDaimon Enterprise Search Goes Open-Source
JULY 8, 2013
CTO Runar Buvik shows a brazen attitude about the move to open source. He''s built Open Test Search to allow a public comparison of SearchDaimon against eight other enterprise search systems.
Software Eats Software Development
JULY 9, 2012
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. Because modern programming tends to be about assembling code—in the form of libraries, open source work, etc.—as We just invested $100M in GitHub.
Open Source Business Model
MARCH 5, 2007
skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.
Mozilla Gets a Lesson in (Really) Open Source Communication
MARCH 28, 2014
My personal commitment to work on new initiatives to reach out to those who feel excluded or who have been marginalized in ways that makes their contributing to Mozilla and to open source difficult. I love @mozilla because we''re big, open, and messy.
Hiring Developer Evangelists
MARCH 3, 2016
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. Recently, one of our newer portfolio companies was looking for some advice from our network regarding hiring a developer evangelist. If you don’t have one of those, are you sure you need developer marketing yet?”
Software Development Estimates, Where Do I Start?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
For some reason many people discuss the problem of estimating software development timeframes without properly understanding the issue. Meta-question: does software development look like the first or the second kind? Most software developers would be like monks copying manuscripts.
Lessons Learned: Great open source scalability tools from Danga
Startup Lessons Learned
SEPTEMBER 5, 2008
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. Youll learn how they pioneered the use of a lot of open source tools at new levels of scale, and even created quite a few more, that are essential scaling aids.
How Software Developers Really Spend Their Time
APRIL 25, 2013
It turns out, at least according to a survey conducted by software delivery service Electric Cloud , that developers spend almost 20% of their time. Waiting for that junior developer to get back with the Diet Coke and Funyons. Some open-source software claims to do something similar.
New investment: Upverter, a cloud-based platform for the hardware revolution
Version One Ventures
MARCH 20, 2014
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. News Arduino GitHub hardware Open source hardware Raspberry Pi startup University of Waterloo Upverter Image via CrunchBase.
The non-developer’s guide to hiring software developers
The Next Web
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
If Marc Andreesen is right (and I happen to believe he is) then talented software developers will soon be the most sought after type of employee for just about any company, whether that company’s main business is building software or not. Embrace open source.
Business development: the Goldilocks principle
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
During this time, I got a crash course in B2B sales/business development. A common tech business term is “NIH” which stands for “Not Invented Here” It refers to a set of companies that consider anything developed outside of their offices technologically inferior). Most companies I know use externally developed products (commercial or open source) for databases, web servers, web analytics, email delivery, payment processors, etc.
Customer Development for Web Startups
FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Customer Development is a technique startups use to quickly iterate and test each part of their business model. How you execute Customer Development varies, depending on your type of business. Customer Development In Context.
Entrepreneurship as a Science – The Business Model/Customer Development Stack
OCTOBER 25, 2010
In the last decade open source software (e.g It’s the combination of Business Model Design and Customer Development. Business Model Design Gets Dynamic, Customer Development Gets Strategic. Business Model Design Meets Customer Development.
Google Summer of Code 2011
APRIL 1, 2011
Since 2005, Google has led a wonderful open source program called Summer of Code. The goal of that program is to promote open source software development. Awesomeness community crowdsourcing Technology google open source software student programming summer of code
Using Open Source to Bootstrap Your Data Service
AUGUST 21, 2010
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. Whenever I got source code for any application at a user group meeting, I stared at it, played with it, and tried to understand what it was doing. I spent a lot of time with Btrieve and there were endless source code examples to build on.
Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use. The folks at BestVendor.com interviewed 500 developers and compiled this profile of the tools that they actually use. Many of the categories are wide open. Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use. open source.
How the 'Facebook for Developers' Became a $2 Billion Coding Giant
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
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
MARCH 29, 2016
The goal is enabling work and thought on cryptocurrencies among students, researchers and open-source developers
3 Things to Consider When Staffing a Software Development Project
NOVEMBER 30, 2010
You can deal directly with full-time or freelance/contracted employees, or you can outsource using local or offshore development firms. Convenience First and foremost, you must decided whether to work with individuals or development companies. Apple to Open Retail Store in Amsterd.
Startup Tools: Free Software open Source Directory
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
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. We tried to get started in VC Cafe’s Startup Resources page, sites like SourceForge and the Open Source Software Directory do a good job listing many of them, but this curated list from JISC is definitely a good addition. Open source. Open source.
Why Your Startup Should Be Involved in Open Source
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Oftentimes, when you hear the arguments for "Why open source?", they are aimed at convincing companies to use open source software. He lists the following "pro open source" reasons: Sponsor. Building Developer Recognition.
A look inside Google Developer Relations - we are hiring!
Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing
JANUARY 27, 2011
About a year ago I joined Google as a Developer Advocate in the Google Developer Relations group led by Michael Winton. So, what does Google Developer Relations do? We help developers build great applications. We hope the new Google Developer Advocate site will help.
How HTML5 Is Aiding in Cross-Platform Development
MARCH 7, 2011
Billion View Comments How HTML5 Is Aiding in Cross-Platform Development February 22, 2011 by Christina Warren View Comments email share email share The Mobile App Trends Series is sponsored by Sourcebits , a leading product developer for mobile platforms.
Hiring A Web Developer: 11 Questions You Must Ask Ahead Of Time
MAY 17, 2011
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. To help with your vetting process, here are eleven questions to ask your would-be developers before making a decision: 1.
Soluto and Boxee Get Nominated for Crunchies Award
JANUARY 8, 2011
Techcrunch published the list of finalists for Crunchies 2011 , revealing two Israeli nominees: Soluto , nominee for best international startups, develops software that helps users speed up their PC computers using advanced driver technology combined with collective user wisdom.
Lithuanian ImpressPages Raises €200,000 for Open Source CMS Solution
JULY 11, 2013
ImpressPages works on the foundations of making development of websites more user friendly for those that aren’t IT savvy. The company stand by this and state, “There is absolutely no reason why development and management of a website has to be complicated.
Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Giving Developers.
Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons
MAY 9, 2011
Development and Business Lessons By Michael Woloszynowicz By Michael Woloszynowicz Monday, May 9, 2011 Giving Developers Feedback As a product manager, founder, CEO, developer, etc., Good developers wont argue with concrete evidence. Open Source to the.