I asked a range of open source CEOs to comment on some of the surprises and challenges associated with running an open source company. I figured it would be an interesting exercise since many of them came from proprietary software companies, and so would have a good idea of whether the grass is, in fact, any greener on the open source side of the fence.
In ease case, I asked for the following information:
Name, position, and company of executive Year company was founded and year you joined it Stage of funding and names of venture firms that have invested Background prior to current company (Positions held and/or something that led you to open source/where you are now) Biggest surprise you?ve encountered in your role with your company Hardest challenge you?ve had so far at your open source company If you could start over again from scratch, what would you do differently? Top three pieces of advice for would-be open source CEOs
I got a wide variety of responses, which I'll be showcasing here at The Open Road over the next few days.
I decided to start off the series with my good friend and former co-blogger (at InfoWorld's Open Sources blog), Dave Rosenberg, CEO and co-founder of MuleSource:… Read more