The secret to create a successful Open Source Company

The secret to create a successful Open Source Company

The secret to create a successful Open Source Company

“How can I make a living if I allow others to steal my ideas?” When I speak about getting designs available to all through Open Source, people look at me with a mixed feeling. I can see them thinking “This guy is just another hippie who wants to wreck my world!”. But they are still fascinated by the thought of having innovation accessible for free (free as in freedom, not as in beer). Well, to get this out of the ...

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Tip experiment

Tip experiment

  After mature thinking, comparing what other crowd-funding websites commissions and asking ourselves if all of this makes sense for us, we have decided to try something fairly new but risky (for our pockets). Oslantis won’t be taking any commission fees whatsoever to the funds raised by the campaigns. Like this 100% of the funds, minus Payment fees of third parties, are kept for the organisers and the solvers involved in the campaign. Since we also have to make a ...

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Ideas are not like apples

Ideas are not like apples

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” – George Bernard Shaw This quote from George Bernard Shaw should be explicit enough to explain the difference between knowledge and material goods. But in the last decades we have created ...

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Why create Oslantis?

Why create Oslantis?

Open Source projects usually aren’t funded. Contributors create amazing tools for the world and they are not paid for sharing their inventions. Passion and self­ development are often rewarding enough, but with Oslantis we want to create a platform that can also fund those who are creating this Open Source world. We want to pay people for the work involved in sharing their knowledge and taking risks for all of us. Here is how it works: Share a challenge or ...

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