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 ObjectsAleph Objects | link | N/A | | Arduino LLCArduino LLC | Arduino - Introduction | :octocat:Arduino | | AtlassianAtlassian | Company values — Atlassian | N/A | | BalsamiqBalsamiq | Company — Balsamiq | N/A | | BevryBevry | Bevry | DocPad | | BufferBuffer | Buffer's transparency dashboard: Public salaries, equity and more | :octocat:Misc |Why we have a core value of transparency at our startup| Revenue CodeCombatCodeCombat | CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game | :octocat:CodeCombat |Why you should open-source your startup| CouchbaseCouchbase | Open Source Projects | :octocat:All Products | | Dangerous PrototypesDangerous Prototypes | About - DP | Projects | | DreamwidthDreamwidth | About Dreamwidth Studios | :octocat:Dreamwidth | | ElasticElastic | Why Open Source? | :octocat:Misc | | GitlabGitLab | About Us — GitLab | GitLab | | GratipayGratipay | Welcome to Gratipay | :octocat:All Products |The first open company| Finance GrowstuffGrowstuff | (archive) Values - Growstuff Wiki | :octocat:Growstuff |Why Growstuff is open source| MapBoxMapBox | Open Source - MapBox | :octocat:Misc | | NeocitiesNeocities | (archive) Neocities - stats | :octocat:Neocities.org |The first Neocities Open Company report| New VectorNew Vector | Work in the open | :octocat:Misc | | NiteoNiteo | Niteo Handbook | | | The Open CompanyThe Open Company | The Open Company | N/A | | OpenCraftOpenCraft | OpenCraft — Open edX Development & Hosting Services | N/A | | Read the DocsRead the Docs | Read the Docs Open Source Philosophy | :octocat:readthedocs.org | | Funding | Red HatRed Hat | Red Hat Jobs - Our culture | Misc | | SentrySentry | About Sentry | Sentry | Driven by Open Source | | SoftwareMillSoftwareMill | 40 CEOs in 1 company | :octocat:Misc | | Open finances | TesselTessel | Open Source - Tessel | :octocat:Tessel | | TransloaditTransloadit | Open Source | :octocat:Uppy | Jobs & Culture | wemake.serviceswemake.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.