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Linux.com: 4 Quadrants of Open Source Entrepreneurship

In light of my Linux Foundation webinar, Building a Business on Open Source, (today, August 1, at 10am PDT/1pm EDT) as well as upcoming meetups and the OSEN Symposium co-located with Open Source Summit, I wrote a piece all about the 4 areas that define open source entrepreneurship: Automation, Collaboration, Community and Governance. Lots of companies,… Continue reading Linux.com: 4 Quadrants of Open Source Entrepreneurship

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IoT Security: a Distributed Product Failure for the Ages

A Curious Case of Internet of Things Last year millions of IoT (Internet of Things) devices were compromised and turned into zombies to launch massive DDoS attacks that brought down a huge chunk of the Internet. Those were  not isolated cases; every week there is a new breach, a new security failure that poses a… Continue reading IoT Security: a Distributed Product Failure for the Ages

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New eBook: Building a Business on Open Source

I'm pleased to announce the publication of my ebook from the Linux Foundation, Building a Business on Open Source, with an assist from OpenSource.com. Many thanks to Libby Clark, Rikki Endsley, Stephen Walli, and Amber Ankerholz who all helped me at various stages of content development. Swapnil Bhartiya wrote a nice summary review at linux.com: It might sound… Continue reading New eBook: Building a Business on Open Source

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Kite Demonstrates Continuing Toxicity of Silicon Valley

One of the most frustrating parts of being in open source circles is battling the conventional wisdom in the Valley that open source is just another way to do marketing. It's complicated by the fact that being a strong open source participant can greatly aid marketing efforts, so it's not as if marketing activities are… Continue reading Kite Demonstrates Continuing Toxicity of Silicon Valley

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Linux Foundation Webinar: Open Source Entrepreneurship Howto

I'm happy to announce that on August 1, 10am PDT/1pm EDT, I will be leading a webinar from the Linux Foundation on open source entrepreneurship. "What is that?" you may ask. Open source entrepreneurship is the compendium of ideas around building your business process on open source principles. This means optimizing for open source collaboration,… Continue reading Linux Foundation Webinar: Open Source Entrepreneurship Howto

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Announcing OSEN Seattle Meetup on Aug 2

I'm happy to announce that we now have a space in Seattle to host a meetup on August 2. RSVP at meetup.com. https://www.meetup.com/OSENMeetupSEA/events/241851767/ We're looking forward to getting to know members of the Seattle open source entrepreneur community! This will be a chance to meet and talk to experienced open sourcerers in the area. Come… Continue reading Announcing OSEN Seattle Meetup on Aug 2

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Sustainable Open Source – Where Are the Vendors?

Harvard Business Review has an article comparing old, crusty open source code to the Y2K ordeal. Go ahead and read it - it's worth your time. Joshua Gans, the author, lists open source projects that are maintained by lonely developers who don't make much money (if any) for producing their craft. He specifically calls out… Continue reading Sustainable Open Source – Where Are the Vendors?

Events

Inaugural Bay Area Meetup – Aug 3

We're coming to San Francisco! Thanks to Docker for agreeing to host us as we convene in their SOMA headquarters on August 3, 2017. Featured speakers are Stephen Wall, Jono Bacon and yours truly - more to come! RSVP now at meetup.com Agenda Join us for our inaugural Open Source Entrepreneur Network meetup in the… Continue reading Inaugural Bay Area Meetup – Aug 3