Open Source Funding Documents

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Cooley, one of the top startup law firms, has open sourced the legal documents required to do a Series Seed or Convertible Note financing. They are available on Cooley’s CooleyGo document generation platform and also on GitHub. Kudos to Cooley for doing this. We need to make the transaction costs of getting a financing done as low as possible and putting the legal docs into the public domain is a great step forward in doing that.

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. I assembled this collection of free and almost free tools, class syllabi, presentations, books, lectures, videos in the hope that it can make your path as an entrepreneur or educator easier. Free: Startup Tools.

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

Why You Need More Than Just Open-Source

YoungUpstarts

More IT decision-makers are turning to open source to drive better efficiency and digital innovation, as its flexibility enables organisations to build new customer experiences, services and products more quickly. But open source is much more than easily accessible tech.

Open Source Business Model

SoCal CTO

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.

Open-source Something Often

Diego Basch

If you write code for a living, when was the last time you released something as open source? Assuming you take pride in your work (if you don’t… well), open-source code is an incentive to: Make sure the code is not horrendously embarrassing.

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. Open Source Software and the “Private-Collective” Innovation Model: Issues for Organization Science.

Making Lab Equipment Open Source

Startup Houston

Now, Richard Arnett is working to make lab equipment designs open source. Richard is crowdfunding his first project called ChromotagraDIY , an open source design for a gas chromatograph. Citizen science is growing pretty quickly.

Open Source Coworking Opens in Austin

SiliconHills

Luke Filipos and Chris Sica founded Austin Coding Academy and then decided to create Open Source Coworking to expand their current business and launch a new one. Our hope is to build a community whose network includes all of the human capital necessary to build any technology,” Filipos said in […] The post Open Source Coworking Opens in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin has another coworking site.

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. 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. Last week SimpleGeo and their partner ?

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. 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.

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. Brand stories will shine Open source software not only lowers the… This story continues at The Next Web.

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

Peter Levine

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.

Google Makes All Its Open Source Projects Available in One Place

Inc Startups

Google Open Source puts all the company's initiatives under one umbrella

10 things nonprofits can learn from open source

Austin Startup

Photo by Daniel Funes Fuentes on Unsplash If you understand software, you would recognize that open source software is continually pushing our limits for innovation. We wouldn’t be where we are today without open source. Open source requires contributors.

Open Source Installfest for Schools

Entrepreneurship Blog

Untangle and the ACCRC are organizing an installfest to donate hundreds of open source computers to Bay Area schools on recycled hardware. Tags: open source installfest ACCRC linux F/OSS recycle Untangle ubuntu

How to Compete Against Open Source Competition

Software By Rob

At some point in the past year I watched a video of an Eric Sink presentation and he asked the following question (he said it was asked of him by a college student): Why would someone buy your product when it has an open source competitor? Are there exceptions in the open source world?

How to publish a open source nuget package

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

In this article, I am going to document the process I went through to open source the code, and package it in a nuget package. I have a piece of code that enables ELMAH SQlErrorLog to pull the connection string from the app settings.

Hackathons and Open Source Invade the Real World

aweissman.com

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. Basically open sourcing and making transparent what was once a closed and opaque process. Hackathons and Open Source Invade the Real World. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

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. 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.

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. Etsy’s commitment to Open Source means we use the same version of 411 as what’s available on Github , so you can expect regular project updates.

Austin Startup Lawful.ly Offers Open Source Legal Insight

SiliconHills

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. Lawful.ly, founded by Chris Murphy and Bradley Clark, a [.] The post Austin Startup Lawful.ly Austin

allensblog: Most languages are open-source projects.

Allen's Blog

Most languages are open-source projects. Interesting how languages, like English, that have no "Academy" to determine proper usage authoritatively are very much like open source software communities. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Most languages are open-source projects. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Convergence on Two National Newspapers: Liberal or Conservative?

"But Bitcoin itself is an open-source technology platform. It’s not owned by anyone, and its."

Mark Birch

“But Bitcoin itself is an open-source technology platform. Gox exchanges open source tech It’s not owned by anyone, and its success doesn’t depend on the success of any specific bitcoin-based company. If the current crop of Bitcoin businesses fail, a new generation can and likely will emerge to take their place.” - Bitcoin’s largest exchange is dying. Here’s why that’s not a problem for Bitcoin. via The Washington Post. Bitcoin Mt.

Christine: Open Source Dynamics Discussion

Christine.net

« Venture Chicks at the NVCA | Main | User-Centric Identity Boot Camp Lessons » Open Source Dynamics Discussion Last night, I moderated a panel entitled "Open Source: Ready for Prime Time?" Christine (.net)

Open Source Attribution - Constantly Learning

Constantly Learning

Controversy Erupts in Open-Source Community After Developer's Sex Life Made Public

Inc Startups

Larry Garfield did not violate any code of conduct, all parties admit. Nevertheless Dries Buytaert felt he was a danger to the community

How to Create an Open-Source Office

Inc Startups

No one loves open-plan offices. Theoretically, an open-plan office is a great format for a changeable work environment, a place where employees have a say over how they work and a place that can adapt to their needs and to the needs of the business.

How Open Sourcing Ideas Can Be Good for Your Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

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.

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. Don’t use these documents blindly ” Taylor Wessing – offers a suite of seed investment documents which are available on an open-source basis.

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. 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.

Startup Tools: Free Software open Source Directory

VC Cafe

Attempting 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.

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. 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.

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

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com 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 jobsAs promised, this is the first in a series of follow up articles to my original post about the creative visionary, Steve Jobs.

Must-Have Free Tools for Startups

The Startup Magazine

Figure 1 Source: The Collaboration Club. Go for open source tools. One of the ways of doing that is by using the open source tools for the job. Most of the open source tools are available for free and have a good community support.

Mozilla Gets a Lesson in (Really) Open Source Communication

Inc Startups

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.

Startup Success Podcast, Open Source For-Profit Startups, One.

Software By Rob

Open Source, For-Profit Startups – “FairSoftware is the place to start and grow your online business. We help you team with others, track revenue and share it openly and fairly.

SwRI Leads Open Source Consortium for Robot Makers

SiliconHills

The post SwRI Leads Open Source Consortium for Robot Makers appeared first on SiliconHills. Editor’s Note: Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio is a nonprofit research and engineering organization with more than 3,000 employees and revenue of $581 million last year. It’s one of the gems of San Antonio’s technology community. You can read more about the organization here. They do work for companies and government agencies and they [.]

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? Despite RHT’s market cap and the success of JBoss, I continue to meet many who question the wisdom and financial merits of open source.

Untangle Goes Open Source (GPL)

Entrepreneurship Blog

Earlier this morning we formally announced that we are open sourcing Untangle's network gateway platform. In building the Untangle Platform and applications, we used more than 30 open source projects like SpamAssassin, Snort and OpenVPN, and now we're proud to be joining the GPL club ourselves. Untangle isn't about kinda-sorta-PR-splash open source either.