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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"

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