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More with Luke Kanies – Bootstrapping an open source company

In this second part of my talk with Luke (the first part was on the topic of his open source configuration management project, Puppet) we talk about the thinking and decision process of starting up an open source company:

In this second part of a conversation with Puppet creator and Reductive Labs founder Luke Kanies, we talk about bootstrapping an open source company. More so than just finding a need and the code to fill it, Luke walks us through the personal risk management thinking he went through before deciding to start his own company. Being in America, he has to contend with the American health care system which is no fun for start-ups like him and I. He also goes over the safety-net that an open source project brings should the business-side fail, providing advice on picking an open source project to go with when starting a company.

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  1. I checked this one and the other one, and they both start differently, so they're looking to be part one and two on my end. Still not working for you or others?

  2. Seems to be the same as the first?

Continuing the Discussion

  1. […] Check out these two videos with Luke from last year: on Puppet itself and then on boot-strapping and open source company. […]