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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...'"

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