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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
Arduino LLC favicon Arduino LLCArduino - Introduction:octocat:Arduino
Atlassian favicon AtlassianCompany values — AtlassianN/A
Axem favicon AxemDEM:octocat:DEM
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
Daytona favicon DaytonaOpen SourceDaytona
Documenso favicon DocumensoThe Documenso Manifest:octocat:DocumensoAnnouncing Open MetricsOpen Metrics
Dreamwidth favicon DreamwidthAbout Dreamwidth Studios:octocat:Dreamwidth
Elastic favicon ElasticOpenness, transparency, and collaboration are at the heart of all that we do.: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
Lichess favicon LichessLichess terms of serviceLichess source codeWhy Lichess will always be freeCosts
LulzBot favicon LulzBot (formerly Aleph Objects)Choosing a Free License for Your 3D ProjectLulzBot 3D
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:octocat:Pareto Security
OpenCraft favicon OpenCraftOpenCraft — Open edX Development & Hosting ServicesN/A
ProtonMail favicon ProtonMailProtonMail is Open Source!Web Client; OpenPGPjsProtonMail Open Source Cryptography
Read the Docs favicon Read the DocsRead the Docs Open Source Philosophy:octocat:readthedocs.orgFunding
Red Hat favicon Red HatRed Hat Jobs - Our cultureMisc
RStudio RStudioWhat makes RStudio different?RStudio - About
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
wemake.services favicon wemake.serviceswemake-services/meta § Purpose:octocat:wemake.services
watermelon favicon WatermelonPromoting Openness, Starting With the Codebase:octocat:Watermelon


CompanyOpenness PledgeOpen ProductStatementOpen Finance
ClarifyClarify - Launch and manage your careerN/A





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