Most of our SaaS application is open source. We believe that the benefits of contributing to the open-source community far outweighs the risks. Being open-source first not only forwards human knowledge, but it’s also savvy business. The demand for great technical talent has never been higher, and operating in the open enables us to make the walls of our organization more permeable, and build genuine relationships with great folks. We’re authors of the popular Meatier web development stack along with many other smaller, useful projects, and make contributions to other projects as well.
The best reward is people using and benefiting from our work. If it helps us be more efficient, we are thrilled to hear it’s helping others be the same. When it comes to open source, the proof is in the pudding. Check out our open source project for Sidekiq Throttled (which is concurrency and threshold throttling for Sidekiq) or our daterangepicker (gif below).
All of our own open-source projects can be found on GitHub. In the past, we have contributed to PhpUnit, Phing, and Composer. Two important projects are Disco (a Dependency Injection Container for PHP, mostly driven forward by Stephan Hochdörfer) and Force Login (a module for Magento, developed by Florian Horn and Philipp Sander). Since we heavily rely on open-source components for our work, this is our way of giving back to the community. We enjoy sharing our new ideas and believe that our contributions will help grow the community as a whole.
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The mission of Blockstack Public Benefit Corporation is to enable an open, decentralized internet which will benefit all internet users by allowing the users to own their data.Two of our repositories on Github have over 1k stars. Everyone on the team is active in the open source community by either contributing code or engaging in discussion with the larger community on our Slack and Forum.
If you have lots of questions about what problems we solve and how we’re doing it, you can read all about it in our FAQ. If you still have questions, reach out to us!
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Our staff members have contributed to numerous open source projects like debian, mypy, and others. We are also active members of and frequently present at regional and local conferences like Pycon and PyBay. We love to use our office space to host meetups.
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That’s why we have a value of transparency at Buffer, so we can contribute and help others. You can find all of our salaries online, open up a Trello board and see our product roadmap, or even go to a realtime dashboard showing all of our revenues.
Contributing towards open source is an extension of our philosophy of transparency: a duty we joyfully accept to give back to the community. We spend hours every day writing code, testing it, and thinking about it to make sure it solves real problems for people. Why not share it?
You can see all of our open source projects here and read a lot more about our philosophy around open source in this interview with our engineer, Jordan. We’re now defaulting to “build in the open”, and our new Buffer Publish and Buffer Analyze codebases are completely public and open-sourced.
We regularly ask questions like "What is the most helpful code to open source?" "How do we tell people about it?" and "How do we develop with an open source mindset?". Development is a community-driven task. No single developer has all the answers. Open source helps other developers work and accomplish great things, and we’re humbled to contribute to that effort.
Throughout the process we've constantly been reminded that the internet can be a very generous place.
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