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
We're happy to announce that we have set the preliminary agenda for the OSEN Symposium, co-located with the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit in Los Angeles on September 14. Register now for the OSEN symposium in LA - Open Source Summit attendees can register through the Linux Foundation. We have an incredible lineup! 9am: The Principles of Open Source Entrepreneurship… Continue reading OSEN Symposium Program Revealed
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
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
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
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?
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