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A community-curated list of awesome open companies.

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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:


CompanyOpenness PledgeOpen ProductStatementOpen Finance
Aleph Objects favicon Aleph ObjectslinkN/A
Arduino LLC favicon Arduino LLCArduino - Introduction:octocat:Arduino
Atlassian favicon AtlassianCompany values — AtlassianN/A
Balsamiq favicon BalsamiqCompany — BalsamiqN/A
Bevry favicon BevryBevryDocPad
Buffer favicon BufferBuffer's transparency dashboard: Public salaries, equity and more:octocat:MiscWhy we have a core value of transparency at our startupRevenue
CodeCombat favicon CodeCombatCodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game:octocat:CodeCombatWhy you should open-source your startup
Couchbase favicon CouchbaseOpen Source Projects:octocat:All Products
Dangerous Prototypes favicon Dangerous PrototypesAbout - DPProjects
Dreamwidth favicon DreamwidthAbout Dreamwidth Studios:octocat:Dreamwidth
Elastic favicon ElasticWhy Open Source?:octocat:Misc
Gitlab favicon GitLabAbout Us — GitLabGitLab
Gratipay favicon GratipayWelcome to Gratipay:octocat:All ProductsThe first open companyFinance
Growstuff favicon Growstuff(archive) Values - Growstuff Wiki:octocat:GrowstuffWhy Growstuff is open source
MapBox favicon MapBoxOpen Source - MapBox:octocat:Misc
Neocities favicon Neocities(archive) Neocities - stats:octocat:Neocities.orgThe first Neocities Open Company report
New Vector favicon New VectorWork in the open:octocat:Misc
Niteo favicon NiteoNiteo Handbook
The Open Company favicon The Open CompanyThe Open CompanyN/A
OpenCraft favicon OpenCraftOpenCraft — Open edX Development & Hosting ServicesN/A
ProtonMail favicon ProtonMailProtonMail is Open Source!Web Client; OpenPGPjsProtonMail Open Source Cryprography
Read the Docs favicon Read the DocsRead the Docs Open Source Philosophy:octocat:readthedocs.orgFunding
Red Hat favicon Red HatRed Hat Jobs - Our cultureMisc
Sentry favicon SentryAbout SentrySentryDriven by Open Source
SoftwareMill favicon SoftwareMill40 CEOs in 1 company:octocat:MiscOpen finances
Tessel favicon TesselOpen Source - Tessel:octocat:Tessel
Transloadit favicon TransloaditOpen Source:octocat:UppyJobs & Culture favicon wemake.serviceswemake-services/meta §





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