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  • James M. Whitehurst: The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance
  • Aug 8th, 2016

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  • Awesome Openstars50: A curated list of organizations, projects and initiatives that maintain open codebases and datasets
  • Jun 28th, 2016

    Jun 6th, 2015

    Apr 29th, 2015

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  • The VAR Guy's The Open Source 50 (2009 list, 2010 list, 2012 update)
    • (unmaintained)
  • Apr 22nd, 2015

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  • The Open 100: a competition held in 2009-2010 to find the top 100 open innovation companies
    • (defunct — these links are from the Web Archive)
  • Apr 13th, 2015

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  • The Open Company Initiative directory (OCI): A group of companies which explicitly adopted OCI's openness pledge
    • (dormant)
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  • Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams: Wikinomics
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  • Chris Anderson: A business model for open source hardware
  • The Economist: Open-source business: Open, but not as usual
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  • BetterMeans introduction
  • What is an open company?

  • releasing its products as free and open source software, open content, or open source hardware
  • using open standards and inter-operable formats
  • developing its products openly, using public communication channels
  • publishing as much financial and operational data as possible, without compromising customer privacy.
  • etc.
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