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


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.

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?

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

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.

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 ?

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. The post Reduce need for 3rd party apps with open source solution appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

Open Source Business Model


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

Open Source Coworking Opens in Austin


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.

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.

Why Your Startup Should Be Involved in Open Source


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.

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.

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

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. On a tight budget, it really pays to scrimp and save.

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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.

SwRI Leads Open Source Consortium for Robot Makers


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 [.]

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 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.

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.

Open source and software licensing


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

Open source Router? Open source moves up the stack?


” 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?

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). Free Open Source Software Trends .

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Tools to Design Your Best Product Yet

Up and Running

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.

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Developer love vs revenue


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.

boldstart 2018 recap and what’s hot in enterprise 2019


Enterprise Software Infrastructure Open Source Security Venture Capital cloud native cybersecurity enterprise software venture capital2018 Recap. Welcome to our annual boldstart recap and enterprise predictions letter.

Why is node JS the best framework to launch a Multivendor Ecommerce marketplace Store?

The Startup Magazine

Source: Flickr. Node JS is an open source, cross-stage JavaScript run-time application which is utilized for the improvement of both Server side and customer side applications. Java javascript LinkedIn Mobile Open source Paypal restify.js

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.

SXSW Startups: Molecula

Austin Startup

You now run Pilosa, what you describe as “an open source, distributed index designed to help analyze huge datasets at UI latency.” When we launched our company two years ago, we open-sourced our technology and now have 1,600 companies using it.

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. Specifically, Upverter is a collaborative schematic capture and printed circuit board layout platform that lives entirely in the cloud and is aimed at companies, hobbyists, students, and the open source hardware community. News Arduino GitHub hardware Open source hardware Raspberry Pi startup University of Waterloo Upverter

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