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re: Appreciate ya taking the time to do this, JJ! How would you define an open source company?

Hey Michael! I try to call them "COSS" companies as I think that puts a finer point on it. For COSS companies, I like to define them using the following working definition: "If a given company fundamentally relies/depends on a core OSS project (or a handful, like Hashicorp, for e.g.), to justify its own existence, it is therefore, definitionally, a COSS company". I have blogged a bit more about this here:

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