Open Companies

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A community-curated list of awesome open companies, inspired by the many awesome-x lists out there.

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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: - 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.

The following pages provide a more detailed overview of this concept: - Open business: Wikipedia article - Open business: from the P2P Foundation wiki

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
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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