startup
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.

Leopards Eating Faces
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ John Minnihan
I never thought leopards would eat MY face, sobbed the woman who voted for the Leopards Eating Faces Party. There are variations on this meme that take the form of cartoons, for example Slugs for Salt or the one with two members of a flock of sheep, who pass a billboard showing a picture of a wolf with the tagline I am going to eat you, with one sheep remarking He tells it like it is.