Launching a Linux Startup: No Funny Business
Mar 26, 2009, 14:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremiah T. Gray)
"Two years ago, I was working two jobs, writing Web software by
day and configuring Linux servers by night. One job was a corporate
situation where a lot of the work had been automated, leaving
mostly maintenance, and the other was an early-stage Web startup,
complete with late night and early morning phone calls, where
developing major features overnight had become routine.
"Having read countless business and marketing books, worked a
few early-stage startup gigs, and even timidly tried a few side
projects in the past, by early 2007 I had developed an unbearable
itch to thoroughly and successfully find and refine a raw idea.
"Although I chose Linux education as the basis for the project
for less ideological reasons, I have come to strongly believe that
the development of an economic ecosystem around Linux will lead to
moving Linux from the server racks and netbooks to ubiquity,
complete with more technologically savvy users"