Awesome Open Company Awesome

A community-curated list of awesome open companies, inspired by the many awesome-x lists out there.

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Table of contents

  1. What is an open company?
  2. Companies
  3. Resources
  4. Books
  5. Articles
  6. Videos
  7. Similar lists
  8. License

What is an open company?

An open company is defined, for the purposes of this list, as a for-profit organization whose core practices are guided by principles of openness, transparency and interoperability. This philosophy can be summarized by the maxim:

Share as much as possible, charge as little as possible.

derived from the original formulation by Gittip (now Gratipay).

In practice, this often means:

The following pages provide a more detailed overview of this concept:

Companies

Company | Openness Pledge | Open Product | Statement | Open Finance ------------ | --------------- | ------------- | ------------- | ------------ Aleph Objects faviconAleph Objects | link | N/A | | Arduino LLC faviconArduino LLC | Arduino - Introduction | :octocat:Arduino | | Atlassian faviconAtlassian | Company values — Atlassian | N/A | | Balsamiq faviconBalsamiq | Company — Balsamiq | N/A | | Bevry faviconBevry | Bevry | DocPad | | Buffer faviconBuffer | Buffer's transparency dashboard: Public salaries, equity and more | :octocat:Misc |Why we have a core value of transparency at our startup| Revenue CodeCombat faviconCodeCombat | CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game | :octocat:CodeCombat |Why you should open-source your startup| Couchbase faviconCouchbase | Open Source Projects | :octocat:All Products | | Dangerous Prototypes faviconDangerous Prototypes | About - DP | Projects | | Dreamwidth faviconDreamwidth | About Dreamwidth Studios | :octocat:Dreamwidth | | Elastic faviconElastic | Why Open Source? | :octocat:Misc | | Gitlab faviconGitLab | About Us — GitLab | GitLab | | Gratipay faviconGratipay | Welcome to Gratipay | :octocat:All Products |The first open company| Finance Growstuff faviconGrowstuff | (archive) Values - Growstuff Wiki | :octocat:Growstuff |Why Growstuff is open source| MapBox faviconMapBox | Open Source - MapBox | :octocat:Misc | | Neocities faviconNeocities | (archive) Neocities - stats | :octocat:Neocities.org |The first Neocities Open Company report| New Vector faviconNew Vector | Work in the open | :octocat:Misc | | Niteo faviconNiteo | Niteo Handbook | | | The Open Company faviconThe Open Company | The Open Company | N/A | | OpenCraft faviconOpenCraft | OpenCraft — Open edX Development & Hosting Services | N/A | | ProtonMail faviconProtonMail | ProtonMail is Open Source! | Web Client; OpenPGPjs | ProtonMail Open Source Cryprography | | Read the Docs faviconRead the Docs | Read the Docs Open Source Philosophy | :octocat:readthedocs.org | | Funding | Red Hat faviconRed Hat | Red Hat Jobs - Our culture | Misc | | Sentry faviconSentry | About Sentry | Sentry | Driven by Open Source | | SoftwareMill faviconSoftwareMill | 40 CEOs in 1 company | :octocat:Misc | | Open finances | Tessel faviconTessel | Open Source - Tessel | :octocat:Tessel | | Transloadit faviconTransloadit | Open Source | :octocat:Uppy | Jobs & Culture | wemake.services faviconwemake.services | wemake-services/meta § Purpose | :octocat:wemake.services | |

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License

This work and all contributions to it are released into the public domain under the terms of the CC0 1.0.