"The Open Business Foundation (OBF) operates on two premises:
that the open source development community makes good business
sense, and that small businesses can be more successful if they
band together with each other to share resources of all kinds.
"OBF's founder Robert Whetsel, the owner of Ravensong
Consulting, says that OBF 'was developed from the design philosophy
and the principles of open source software communities.
Furthermore, we promote true community empowerment in that we
require members to share resources, experiences, and business
processes. Therefore we can pursue joint opportunities with trusted
and proven members to create a thriving, open business