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.

(click here to jump straight to the list below.)

Contributions to this list are welcome! Just edit the README.md (this document) and send the changes as a pull request. Guidelines are available.

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:


Company Openness Pledge Open Product Statement Open Finance
Aleph Objects Aleph Objects link N/A
Arduino LLC Arduino LLC Arduino - Introduction :octocat:Arduino
Atlassian Atlassian Company values — Atlassian N/A
Balsamiq Balsamiq Company — Balsamiq N/A
Bevry Bevry Bevry DocPad
Buffer Buffer Buffer's transparency dashboard: Public salaries, equity and more :octocat:Misc Why we have a core value of transparency at our startup Revenue
CodeCombat CodeCombat CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game :octocat:CodeCombat Why you should open-source your startup
Couchbase Couchbase Open Source Projects :octocat:All Products
Dangerous Prototypes Dangerous Prototypes About - DP Projects
Dreamwidth Dreamwidth About Dreamwidth Studios :octocat:Dreamwidth
Gitlab GitLab About Us — GitLab GitLab
Gratipay Gratipay Welcome to Gratipay :octocat:All Products The first open company Finance
Growstuff Growstuff (archive) Values - Growstuff Wiki :octocat:Growstuff Why Growstuff is open source
MapBox MapBox Open Source - MapBox :octocat:Misc
Neocities Neocities (archive) Neocities - stats :octocat:Neocities.org The first Neocities Open Company report
Niteo Niteo Niteo Handbook
The Open Company The Open Company The Open Company N/A
OpenCraft OpenCraft OpenCraft — Open edX Development & Hosting Services N/A
Read the Docs Read the Docs Read the Docs Open Source Philosophy :octocat:readthedocs.org Funding
Red Hat Red Hat Red Hat Jobs - Our culture Misc
Sentry Sentry About Sentry Sentry Driven by Open Source
SoftwareMill SoftwareMill 40 CEOs in 1 company :octocat:Misc Open finances
Tessel Tessel Open Source - Tessel :octocat:Tessel
Transloadit Transloadit Open Source :octocat:Uppy Jobs & Culture
wemake.services wemake.services wemake-services/meta § Purpose :octocat:wemake.services





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