John Pierce

The Complicated Economy of Open Source Software

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 106667368 story The Complicated Economy of Open Source Software (vice.com) Posted by msmash on Sunday February 17, 2019 @01:05PM from the upon-further-reflection dept. An excerpt from a report, which looks at the complicated business of funding open source software development: On the surface, the open source software community has never been better.…

Lessons From Six Software Rewrite Stories

Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading! binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 106779908 story Lessons From Six Software Rewrite Stories (medium.com) Posted by msmash on Friday February 22, 2019 @02:16PM from the closer-look dept. A new take on the age-old question: Should you rewrite your application from scratch, or…

How I podcast: Bullseye’s Jesse Thorn

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut…

Validated Specialist Lawyer: Jared Verzello

TechCrunch is profiling great startup lawyers wherever they may be working — and that includes within new companies built from the ground up around tech. Today, we’re interviewing Jared Verzello of Atrium. While even the most old-line of law firms have begun integrating document automation and analysis software, Atrium started that way. Around two years…

212 holds a $34 million near buy Turkey and Eastern Europe’s growing innovation scene

Eight years after raising its first $30 million fund, 212 is back in the market with a $30 million first close for its latest fund focused on investments in Turkish and Eastern European startups.  Looking to invest in business-to-business software as a service startups, financial services technologies and marketplace businesses, the firm has already launched four…

Can we ever examine technical financial obligation?

Every couple of months, I talk to an entrepreneur who is interested in building a marketplace for buying and selling app businesses (i.e. the actual IP and ownership of an app or other piece of software). These markets always seem to suffer from a lack of liquidity, and one reason why is that it’s really…