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Shimel Blogs on Open Source

My long time friend Alan Shimel has been blogging up a storm on Network World (if you want to hear any amusing story, ask him about the first time he met me.)  When Alan started writing his column for Network World he asked me for introductions to a bunch of our portfolio companies that were…

IDEO Redesigns the Bug in the Open

I’m an investor in Bug Labs (personally, not through our funds).  When I first met with Peter Semmelhack, the CEO, on an introduction from Fred Wilson (the lead investor) I immediately got it.  After about 15 minutes, I said to Peter something to the effect of “ah – today’s version of the Healthkit.”  Peter’s vision…

The Re-Rise of Open Source

Kevin Kelleher’s article on GigaOm this morning titled 2009: Year of the Hacker made me think back to the rise of open source after the Internet crash of 2001.  In the aftermath of the crash, many experienced software developers were out of work for a period of time ranging from weeks to years.  Some of them…