CategoryOpen Source

The Awkwardness of Branding and Naming Things in Open Source SaaS

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When I first made Snipe-IT over 7 years ago, it was a small project I created on my holiday break when I was the CTO of an ad agency in New York City. Asset Management mattered to me, and every other piece of software I found that did what I needed was awful, overpriced, or both. I never imagined it would be so important to so many other folks as well, so I wasn’t thinking about it as...

Interview on RedHat’s Open Source Business Channel

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I was fortunate enough to be invited to be interviewed on the RedHat Open Source Business series along with Roberto Galoppini, Director of Strategy for FileZilla. In 2 hours, join us for Boot-strapping an Open Source Company with @snipeyhead & @galoppini Get your spot at ; opensourcebusiness (@ossinbusiness) November 3, 2020 Dave Neary is a top notch interviewer, and it was fascinating to...

Snipe-IT at Laracon

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We’re thrilled to have been invited to be a speaker at Laracon Online, with over 4,000 attendees and over 100 countries represented. My talk was on some of the challenges you face when 1) running an open source project 2) running an open source product on Laravel and 3) running a business off of your open source product that runs on Laravel. I should make it very clear here –...

Choosing a Model for Your Open Source Business

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When I explain to people that I run a business writing free, open source software, most people look at me like I’m an alien. Understandably so. It’s weird and confusing to those who aren’t knee-deep in it. It works, and it’s great when it works, but there are some unique challenges that this type of business introduces – namely, how do you prevent your business from...

Snipe-IT at Laracon

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