Linux.com: Skinny is Speedy Thanks to OSS
Mar 15, 2007, 06:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)
"SkinnyCorp.com has built a group of community-based sites on a
traditional LAMP stack--Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. SkinnyCorp
software engineer Harper Reed credits the open source
infrastructure with keeping the business agile. He says the
licensing costs of proprietary software would have strangled a
business that's growing as quickly as his.
"SkinnyCorp owns a collection of blog and ecommerce sites. The
founders, Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart, met in 2000 on a graphic
design forum. After Jake won a T-shirt design contest, they decided
it would be fun to start a business selling community-designed
T-shirts. They called it threadless.com. Participants get to submit
T-shirt designs, which are judged by the threadless.com community.
The winning designs go up for sale on the site, and the designer
gets a cash prize..."