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 favicon Aleph Objects | link | N/A | | Arduino LLC favicon Arduino LLC | Arduino - Introduction | :octocat:Arduino | | Atlassian favicon Atlassian | Company values — Atlassian | N/A | | Balsamiq favicon Balsamiq | Company — Balsamiq | N/A | | Bevry favicon Bevry | Bevry | DocPad | | Buffer favicon Buffer | Buffer's transparency dashboard: Public salaries, equity and more | :octocat:Misc |Why we have a core value of transparency at our startup| Revenue Clarify favicon Clarify | Clarify - Launch and manage your career | N/A | | CodeCombat favicon CodeCombat | CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game | :octocat:CodeCombat |Why you should open-source your startup| Couchbase favicon Couchbase | Open Source Projects | :octocat:All Products | | Dangerous Prototypes favicon Dangerous Prototypes | About - DP | Projects | | Dreamwidth favicon Dreamwidth | About Dreamwidth Studios | :octocat:Dreamwidth | | Elastic favicon Elastic | Why Open Source? | :octocat:Misc | | Gitlab favicon GitLab | About Us — GitLab | GitLab | | Gratipay favicon Gratipay | Welcome to Gratipay | :octocat:All Products |The first open company| Finance Growstuff favicon Growstuff | (archive) Values - Growstuff Wiki | :octocat:Growstuff |Why Growstuff is open source| MapBox favicon MapBox | Open Source - MapBox | :octocat:Misc | | Neocities favicon Neocities | (archive) Neocities - stats | :octocat:Neocities.org |The first Neocities Open Company report| New Vector favicon New Vector | Work in the open | :octocat:Misc | | Niteo favicon Niteo | Niteo Handbook | | | OpenCraft favicon OpenCraft | OpenCraft — Open edX Development & Hosting Services | N/A | | ProtonMail favicon ProtonMail | ProtonMail is Open Source! | Web Client; OpenPGPjs | ProtonMail Open Source Cryptography | | Read the Docs favicon Read the Docs | Read the Docs Open Source Philosophy | :octocat:readthedocs.org | | Funding | Red Hat favicon Red Hat | Red Hat Jobs - Our culture | Misc | | RStudio RStudio | What makes RStudio different? | RStudio - About Sentry favicon Sentry | About Sentry | Sentry | Driven by Open Source | | SoftwareMill favicon SoftwareMill | 40 CEOs in 1 company | :octocat:Misc | | Open finances | Tessel favicon Tessel | Open Source - Tessel | :octocat:Tessel | | Transloadit favicon Transloadit | Open Source | :octocat:Uppy | Jobs & Culture | wemake.services favicon wemake.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.