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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:


Company Openness Pledge Open Product Statement Open Finance
Arduino LLC favicon Arduino LLC Arduino - Introduction :octocat:Arduino (猸14k)
Atlassian favicon Atlassian Company values 鈥 Atlassian N/A
Axem favicon Axem DEM :octocat:DEM (猸58)
Balsamiq favicon Balsamiq Company 鈥 Balsamiq N/A
Bevry favicon Bevry Bevry DocPad (猸3.1k)
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
CodeCombat favicon CodeCombat CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game :octocat:CodeCombat (猸7.9k) Why you should open-source your startup
Couchbase favicon Couchbase Open Source Projects :octocat:All Products
Dangerous Prototypes favicon Dangerous Prototypes About - DP Projects
Daytona favicon Daytona Open Source (猸5k) Daytona (猸5k)
Documenso favicon Documenso The Documenso Manifest :octocat:Documenso (猸5.8k) Announcing Open Metrics Open Metrics
Dreamwidth favicon Dreamwidth About Dreamwidth Studios :octocat:Dreamwidth
Elastic favicon Elastic Openness, transparency, and collaboration are at the heart of all that we do. :octocat:Misc
Gitlab favicon GitLab About Us 鈥 GitLab GitLab
Gratipay favicon Gratipay Welcome to Gratipay :octocat:All Products The first open company Finance (猸13)
Growstuff favicon Growstuff (archive) Values - Growstuff Wiki :octocat:Growstuff (猸418) Why Growstuff is open source
Lichess favicon Lichess Lichess terms of service Lichess source code Why Lichess will always be free Costs
LulzBot favicon LulzBot (formerly Aleph Objects) Choosing a Free License for Your 3D Project LulzBot 3D
MapBox favicon MapBox Open Source - MapBox :octocat:Misc
Neocities favicon Neocities (archive) Neocities - stats (猸1.3k) The first Neocities Open Company report
New Vector favicon New Vector Work in the open :octocat:Misc
Niteo favicon Niteo Niteo Handbook (猸103) :octocat:Pareto Security
OpenCraft favicon OpenCraft OpenCraft 鈥 Open edX Development & Hosting Services N/A
ProtonMail favicon ProtonMail ProtonMail is Open Source! Web Client (猸4.1k); OpenPGPjs (猸5.6k) ProtonMail Open Source Cryptography
Read the Docs favicon Read the Docs Read the Docs Open Source Philosophy (猸7.8k) 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 (猸37k) Driven by Open Source
SoftwareMill favicon SoftwareMill 40 CEOs in 1 company :octocat:Misc Open finances
Tessel favicon Tessel Open Source - Tessel :octocat:Tessel (猸340)
Transloadit favicon Transloadit Open Source :octocat:Uppy Jobs & Culture favicon wemake-services/meta 搂 Purpose (猸53)
watermelon favicon Watermelon Promoting Openness, Starting With the Codebase :octocat:Watermelon (猸140)


Company Openness Pledge Open Product Statement Open Finance
Clarify Clarify - Launch and manage your career N/A





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