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.

Why You Need More Than Just Open-Source

YoungUpstarts

In 2016, the Open Source Drives Digital Innovation study commissioned by Red-Hat and conducted by analyst house Forrester revealed that 52% of CIOs and senior IT decision makers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are already tapping open source software in areas such as cloud, mobility, big data and DevOps. As more enterprises tap open source there are some misconceptions about what open-source means. Thinking Aloud IT Kamal Brar open sourc

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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

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.

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. Related posts: Open Source as a Dumping Group. The Re-Rise of Open Source. Open Source or Closed Source?

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.

Reduce need for 3rd party apps with open source solution

The Startup Magazine

Its secret is a business model that focuses on providing a premium service using open source solutions, 90% cheaper than its competition, according to Eleconomista. What sets Noysi apart from the rest of the pack is its open-source API , allowing any app to be integrated within the program, including Google Drive or Dropbox, as well as custom-designed apps. The post Reduce need for 3rd party apps with open source solution appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

Snyk, from first check to leader in dev-friendly open source security

BeyondVC

We are thrilled to announce our investment in Snyk, which is a developer-first security solution that helps companies use open source code and stay secure. For the next few years we collaborated on several co-investments and what ultimately attracted us to Guy’s new company (along with co-founders Danny Grander and Assaf Hefetz), was their bold vision to create a new platform for securing open source components with a dev-first focus.

Why Your Startup Should Be Involved in Open Source

ReadWriteStart

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. We typically don't see a lot of openness in education.

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.

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. Some companies like LinkedIn understand this, and make it known that your code could ( and probably will ) be open-sourced one of these days. What have you open-sourced for me lately?

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. Some open source software are run by nonprofit entities (such as Mozilla Foundation running Firefox) while most open source are just publicly hosted online. Open source requires contributors.

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. Curious about how new companies are using open source to change the business landscape — and be successful despite large tech companies dominating the market — I polled a group of startup founders from YEC, asking them the following question: How will open source software change the way SMBs are able to do business or compete against giants?

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?

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.

Quansight Futures is Raising a $20 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Open-Source Tech Startups

SiliconHills

Quansight Futures, based in Austin, announced the launch of a new $20 million early-stage investment fund focused on open-source technology. The post Quansight Futures is Raising a $20 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Open-Source Tech Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

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.

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. VC Cafe summarized some of the better ‘open source’ legal docs out there – it’s certainly not a replacement for a lawyer – but it will help you get a leg up to see the documents and understand them before you actually sign the dotted line. Ask the VC – Brad Feld collated a bunch of doc sources in his blog post here: [link].

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

Now You Can Build Your Own Open-Source Optogenetics Hardware

Austin Startup

Recently, researchers at Rice University released designs for an open-source optogenetics hardware platform. Continue reading on Austin Startups ». biohacking tech biology biotechnology neuroscience

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.

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.

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 [.]

Open source and software licensing

BeyondVC

It seems that SCO is making another attempt to hurt the open source movement by claiming that the GPL is unconstitutional and violates federal patent and copyright laws. While many are not concerned and call this a publicity stunt by SCO, the discussion of open source software licenses does remind me of a panel that I recently saw at the Goldman Sachs Software Retreat 2 weeks ago. Isn’t this the antithesis of what open source stands for?

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 [.]. Enterprise Nginx wp engine

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.

Open source Router? Open source moves up the stack?

BeyondVC

” It is still early days for XORP and the platform still needs to address performance and security issues, but the point is that any software product with a large enough installed base can be vulnerable to open source competition. Speaking of open source software, MySQL just announced a new version of its database which has built in load-balancing and automated failover so it can be deployed in large transactional environments. The post Open source Router?

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. 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 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. I needed that in order to make use of AppHarbor’s configuration variables. Create a new repository on GitHub. Make sure to tick the “Initialize this repository with a README”.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on the Mainframe Market

The Startup Magazine

This allows businesses to leverage new technologies and use popular open source tools with mainframe-oriented languages and automation services. Marketing Technology Automation Business Covid-19 Customer Engagement digital platform eCommerce engagement hardware online shop Open source pandemic programming Recruitment transactions workforce workloadThe COVID-19 pandemic has become a global crisis of epic proportions—affecting businesses and economies around the world.

Essay: Personal Data Firewall – Reclaiming Consumer Data Privacy

The Startup Magazine

As an entrepreneur who lives at the intersection of the digital and the physical, the public and the private, the open-source and the proprietary data networks, incentives are something I take very seriously. Non-profit organizations with open-source alternatives may design systems that look at other incentives – like optimized health, wellness, and functionality. Open-Source Solutions.

So what did I miss, SAP?

deal architect

Enterprise Software (Open Source Ray Wang tweeted this morning at the incredible brainpower at an SAP blogger session in conjunction with Salesforce’s Dreamforce event this week. I did not feel much envy for not being part of the group. SAP is one of the.

Jeffrey English NYC Shares How He Built A Successful Graphic Design Business In Less Than A Year

The Startup Magazine

There is something powerful about a font that is made just for a client’s company, and you can even ask the client if you can share that font with open source programmers around the world.

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

Diego Basch

I’ve been at LinkedIn for four months now, and this day gives me the perfect excuse to write a post about two things I love about this place: open source code and big data. Open source: I think LinkedIn has contributed some great open-source products to the world. Today is InDay at LinkedIn. We are encouraged to spend one day each month learning, inspiring others, and sharing knowledge with the community.

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.

Product Development Improvements That Are Shaping The World

The Startup Magazine

Choose from a broad range of 3D modeling software available, including a free open source software or an industrial-grade software (need to pay the license). Technology 3D printing applications costs designing development fixtures hardware Healthcare Investment Manufacturing Marketing Open source packaging platform product design production Productivity Prototype renewables Service provider

5 Unique Ways to Save Startup Costs

The Startup Magazine

Stores such as Aaron Rents & Sells chain, websites like Quickr and OLX, and auctions are good sources to find used equipment. Use SaaS & Open Source Software. Web-based services like SourceForge have an index of open source and/or cloud version of any software you may need. On a tight budget, it really pays to scrimp and save. For your new business venture to be successful, you need to focus on minimizing startup costs as much as possible.

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Developer love vs revenue

BeyondVC

Great blog post by CockroachDB on open source business models and their plans to make money: If you’re serious about building a company around open source software, you must walk a narrow path: introduce paid features too soon, and risk curtailing adoption.

Approaching The Blockchain With Business

The Startup Magazine

This kind of system is ripe for disruptions and Darin is determined to crack it wide open. Will they accept an open-source state channel? They will demand an open-source code saying that this is the only way to achieve verifiability and trustless operations. Open source has many advantages, but its biggest strength is in the community development. What is the main miscalculation when it comes to a blockchain business?

Las Vegas and CES: The New Cannes

VC Cafe

They brought a six point manifesto for clients like AT&T, Marriott, GE, SAB Miller, Campbells Soup and others: Embrace open surce and behave like programmers. Leverage Open Source Platforms. Take advantage of the myriad of Open Source platforms and self service systems to stimulate creativity and drive innovation. Open Source Marketers adopts an always on/listening mode to gather, interpret and adjust their marketing proactively to this intelligence.

How to Choose a Programming Language as a Tech Startup

The Startup Magazine

Source: Pexels. Open Source Code. While it shouldn’t be the ultimate deciding factor for selecting a programming language, it’s worth keeping in mind that certain languages have vast repositories of open source code available online. According to a report done by Github, the three most popular open source languages among the website’s 5.8 It’s secure, offers moderate runtime performance and has thousands of open source libraries.