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Open Source Investments panel at OSLS: Erica Brescia, Bitnami; Jake Flomenberg, Accel; Jocelyn Goldfein, Zetta Venture Partners; Rashmi Gopinath, Microsoft Ventures; Idit Levine, solo.io; Gary Little, Canvas Ventures; Sirish Raghuram, Platform 9

Perspectives on Investing in Open Source Startups

Interest in evaluating and investing in open source startups is on the rise again after a dip in the past couple of years, according to speakers at a panel discussion on investment startups in the open source world. The discussion took place at The Linux Foundation’s recent Open Source Leadership...
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The Code.mil Open Source Initiative Got a Makeover

The Defense Department launched the Code.mil website on Tuesday, a new, streamlined portal for its similarly named Code.mil initiative, a collaborative approach to meeting the government’s open source policy. The site features a suite of new tools, including checklists that links to offer guidance...
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M&A ebook
This new ebook covers the open source audit process and highlights important considerations for code compliance, preparation, and documentation.

Open Source Audits in Merger and Acquisition Transactions: Get the Free Ebook

The influence of open source software on every aspect of business has been on the rise for years, and it should come as no surprise that its influence during merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions has grown as well. In particular, open source audits are part of required due diligence in M...
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SPDX Clears Confusion Around Software Licenses

The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) is a Linux Foundation project to help reduce the ambiguity of software by defining standards for reporting information. The license is one such piece of information. SPDX provides a format for listing the specific license variant and version that applies to...
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4 Successful Open Source Business Models to Consider

When I first discovered open source, the idea of building a business around it seemed counterintuitive. However, as I grew more familiar with the movement, I realized that open source software companies were not an anomaly, rather a result of the freedoms open source offers. As GNU project founder...
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Beat the Biggest Threat to the Open Organization: Bias

Bias is the single greatest threat to the open organization. This is no exaggeration. In traditional organizations, responsibilities for evaluating ideas, strategies, contributions—even people—typically fall on (presumably) trained managers. In open organizations, that responsibility rests with...
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6 Reasons Open Source Is Good for Business

At a fundamental level, open source solutions are better than proprietary ones. Want to know why? Here are six reasons why businesses and government organizations benefit from using open source technology. 1. Easier vendor vetting Before you invest engineering and financial resources in integrating...
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Europe Pledges Support for Open Source Government Solutions

European Union & EFTA nations recognize open source software as a key driver of government digital transformation. It was thus fitting that Estonia, the current EU presidency, brought together Ministers from 32 countries (under the umbrellas of the EU and European Free Trade Association) to...
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9 Open Source License Management Rules for Startups

Open source software can be a double-edged sword for startups. It can be a startup's lifeblood, because it helps you innovate rapidly without starting from scratch. But, as they say, open source software is free like a puppy is free: The true cost of open source software is obeying open source...
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Two Open Source Licensing Questions: The AGPL and Facebook

In many settings, open source licensing today is considered a solved problem. Not only has the Open Source Initiative (OSI) largely contained the long feared issue of license proliferation, the industry has essentially consolidated around a few reasonably well understood models. Copyleft licenses...
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