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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. 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.

Parker: Open Source and For-Profit Companies

Ask The VC

On the heels of Yahoo suing Facebook for patent infringement followed by Tim Armstrong at AOL saying “hey Wall Street – look at me – I’ve got great patents also “, Andrew Parker (Spark) wrote a post that brought me out of my “intellectual property depression” titled Open Source and For-Profit Companies. ” VC Post of the Day intellectual property open source parker patents spark vc post of the day

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

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.

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

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.

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

Inc Startups

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

How Your Startup Can Get More Value from Research and Development With Open Source

Inc Startups

Resources are tough for startups to find -- so why not harness the power of a community

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 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.

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

Inc Startups

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

Open Sourced Software Differentiates Vaadin from closed source dinosaurs


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.

4 Reasons Why Open Source is Hands Down Best for Business

Inc Startups

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

Vaadin Raises $6 Million For Open Source Development


Finnish Industry Investment and Swedish eEquity have invested $6 million in Vaadin , an open source company building components and tools for web application developers.

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. Because consumers are clamoring for increased personalization and customization options, the Android open source community has been happily taking up the task of fulfilling that demand. Portfolio Companies Android Cyanogen Linux Mobile open source

Infors Retail Initiative

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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

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.

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. As Open source is not always the prettiest software to look at, Israeli entrepreneurs Eli Sklar and Or Perelman came up with Safebit , an elegant cross platform Bitcoin Wallet/Vault.

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.

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

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. In the same way that Github or Facebook or Twitter offers open source as a service, DigitalOcean does the same.

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SearchDaimon Enterprise Search Goes Open-Source


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.


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.

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


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

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.

4 Inspiring Ideas And The Entrepreneurs Behind Them by Yaro Starak

I 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. In this sequel article I will share some of my personal inspirations , which have shaped me to become who I am, and how I think.

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.

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?

Froont builds open-source community around responsive prototyping tool


What Github did to code, we want to open web design. It makes sense because web design is already somewhat open source - if you see a website you can also dig in to the code behind 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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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

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

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

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. Fortunately, an open source Apache product named Tika helps us achieve this with fairly little effort.