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Building an OSS-Centric Company (and why you want to)

by Leah Silber

Published April 25, 2014 in Technology

Open source is the bread and butter of the community; it also makes us happy, but can it sustain a company? Execu-types will happily leech off OSS without contributing back, but there’s a better way! In this talk I’ll walk through how you can build an OSS-centric company. How to fund it, run it, and use it to build your project and community. Whether you’re looking to build a new company around open source, or simply integrate more OSS-love into your existing business, this talk is for you.

This talk was presented at RailsConf 2014.