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OSS Will Kill Your Startup
· ☕ 6 min read · ✍️ John Minnihan
Do I have your attention? Good. I’m gonna blow up everything you think you know about OSS and your wrong-headed decision to base your startup on your own OSS-licensed software and a freemium model. First, some background. I invented hosted source control in 1999 three months before the next two services emerged. Started a company, raised capital, had employees - and a 401(k) that we fully matched - before any of the current providers in this market were founded.