Starting an Open Source Business

When I tell people that we specialize in building open source software, they always ask “Can you make money doing that?”

We’ve been doing just that for over 5 1/2 years. It started with just one person who fell in love with open source, and today we have a team of  full-time developers working on opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM.

Now, I’d like to tell you more about how we did it in a new series called “An Open Source Business.” I will tell you how we build our software, support our community, and made a business out of it. There are no gimmicks and no path to quick riches here.   If, however, you believe in open source and have a passion for creating great software, I hope that we can help you build a sustainable business that gives you the freedom to do what you love.

I will write about this periodically under the series “An Open Source Business.”   You can follow it by using our RSS feed, or on twitter at