We love open-source at Artsy.
Don't write code that's already written. The rails-stripe-membership-saas application is on GitHub.
Arlene Weintraub 2/23/12 When Tomasz Sablinski was working in pharmaceutical R&D, he was often frustrated by the demand for secrecy in the clinical trials process—a misdirected effort, he says, to keep competitors in the dark about what drug companies were up to. “The price you pay when you hide what you’re doing is you only get feedback from a precious few people,” he says. “There is very little new blood in the ideation process.” Then Sablinski read an article about the open-source operating system Linux and he had an epiphany.
If you’re interested in writing for film, television, radio, comic books, or just plain prose – you need to download Celtx. This amazing pre-production software has just recently released version 1.0…and it is simply spectacular. Not only are their templates for writing appropriate scripts in all of the formats I just mentioned, the FREE service also includes online community collaboration, project back-up, and even an iPhone interface for viewing your scripts. I have written two screenplays using Celtx in the past, and now that it has comic book formats as well, there’s no telling how many scripts I will eventually crank out of this software…but it’s the online tools that make it truly amazing…and the price of FREE is equally unbelievable. This is an open source project that there is absolutely no charge for.
There are a handful of startups offering companies with tools to monitor and manage Facebook pages, but what if you could download a tool that offers many of the paid services developed by others for free?
Between Foursquare and Gowalla, it seems badges are all the rage these days.