A community-curated list of awesome open companies.
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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.
In practice, this often means: - 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.
|Openness Pledge||Open Product||Statement||Open Finance|
|Arduino LLC||Arduino - Introduction||:octocat:Arduino|
|Atlassian||Company values — Atlassian||N/A|
|Balsamiq||Company — Balsamiq||N/A|
|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||Clarify - Launch and manage your career||N/A|
|CodeCombat||CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game||:octocat:CodeCombat||Why you should open-source your startup|
|Couchbase||Open Source Projects||:octocat:All Products|
|Dangerous Prototypes||About - DP||Projects|
|Dreamwidth||About Dreamwidth Studios||:octocat:Dreamwidth|
|Elastic||Why Open Source?||:octocat:Misc|
|GitLab||About Us — GitLab||GitLab|
|Gratipay||Welcome to Gratipay||:octocat:All Products||The first open company||Finance|
|Growstuff||(archive) Values - Growstuff Wiki||:octocat:Growstuff||Why Growstuff is open source|
|MapBox||Open Source - MapBox||:octocat:Misc|
|Neocities||(archive) Neocities - stats||:octocat:Neocities.org||The first Neocities Open Company report|
|New Vector||Work in the open||:octocat:Misc|
|OpenCraft||OpenCraft — Open edX Development & Hosting Services||N/A|
|ProtonMail||ProtonMail is Open Source!||Web Client; OpenPGPjs||ProtonMail Open Source Cryptography|
|Read the Docs||Read the Docs Open Source Philosophy||:octocat:readthedocs.org||Funding|
|Red Hat||Red Hat Jobs - Our culture||Misc|
|Sentry||About Sentry||Sentry||Driven by Open Source|
|SoftwareMill||40 CEOs in 1 company||:octocat:Misc||Open finances|
|Tessel||Open Source - Tessel||:octocat:Tessel|
|Transloadit||Open Source||:octocat:Uppy||Jobs & Culture|
|wemake.services||wemake-services/meta § Purpose||:octocat:wemake.services|
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