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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

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Next Boston Meetup: July 19 at Acquia

https://www.meetup.com/OSENMeetup/events/241212309/   Thanks to Acquia and Underscore VC for hosting our next meetup on Wednesday, July 19, at Acquia's corporate headquarters in downtown Boston! Here's the agenda: 6pm: Food and drinks are served 6:30: Evan Klein, Black Duck Software Evan is the Manager at Black Duck’s Center for Open Source Research and Innovation and wrote… Continue reading Next Boston Meetup: July 19 at Acquia

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OpenEBS and CloudByte Talk About Containerized Storage

I had the privilege of speaking to Uma Mukkara, COO and co-founder of Cloudbyte, and Kiran Mova, Cloudbyte's VP of Engineering and self-professed open source hacker. Cloudbyte was in the news yesterday as they announced that Evan Powell, former CEO of Nexenta, has taken the reins as Cloudbyte CEO. They also announced the release of… Continue reading OpenEBS and CloudByte Talk About Containerized Storage

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Welcome Richard Morrell to OSEN

I'm pleased as punch to announce that Richard Morrell will also be contributing to the Open Source Entrepreneur Network. Richard has been around Open Source since the term was coined and has worked with the likes of Red Hat, Linuxcare, VA Linux and Zimbra since the late 1990s. Founder of the SmoothWall Linux firewall in… Continue reading Welcome Richard Morrell to OSEN

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Bombshell Report: 200% ROI on Open Source Participation

From the World Bank Data Blog: in a stunning report from the OpenDRI, an initiative sponsored by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), researchers looked into whether it was possible to quantify the benefit of contributing to and participating in open source communities and found the conservative estimate to be on the order of… Continue reading Bombshell Report: 200% ROI on Open Source Participation

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Open Source Supply Chain “Full of Bugs”

From EnterpriseTech: I came across a link today to a news commentary which asserts that open source software is "a supply chain rife with security vulnerabilities and clogged with outdated versions of widely used software components." I'm often reluctant to give these types of stories too much air time, because they're often rife with FUD,… Continue reading Open Source Supply Chain “Full of Bugs”