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Indie Open Sourcedeveloping resource for indie-ready business models

Over the past few years, I’ve had an incredible number of deep conversations about open source business models with solo hackers and small firms off the VC-funded track. Nearly all of those calls ended the same way:

We should really get together and do something about how hard it is for indies to find out about business models that work for them.

At some point, I started adding these folks to an empty GitHub organization, indieopensource. Today, I’m pleased to announce that the org is no longer empty. We’ve begun fleshing out as the resource we all wish we’d had ourselves, much earlier.

Within scope:

We’re not stressing what it means to be an “indie”. Rather, we’re sending out a signal to collect new writing, data, and tools for mutual aid. We’re trying to become a shared and codeveloped resource.

As for contribution, the project is very young, and has all the needs: design, writing, links, data about companies and service providers. The action is all under the GitHub organization, especially the repository for

Your thoughts and feedback are always welcome by e-mail.

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