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
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
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