NewsForge: Robert Scales Leads Raincity with Passion and Openness
Sep 17, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Robert Scales of Raincity Studios, a small award-winning Drupal
and Ruby development firm in Vancouver, Canada, is not your typical
CEO. Grounded by a pride in the quality of the work that his team
produces, Scales is so dedicated to openness in business that he
publishes Raincity's finances on his blog, although the company is
private and he has no legal obligation to do so. The result of such
openness, in Scale's view, is a stable business capable of
surviving the next economic downturn.
"Originally, part of Raincity's open approach was pragmatic.
When the company was founded in 2004, Scales says, 'Open source
made sense, because we didn't have to pay for licenses. At first it
was a question of cost...'"