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Fairfax, VA
51 to 200 employees
Geeknet
1995
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
AOL, Yahoo, Google
This company is fanning the flames of the open source software movement. Geeknet (formerly SourceForge) produces websites aimed primarily at open source software developers and other technology enthusiasts. The company's websites include SourceForge.net (an ... Read more

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SourceForge Chairman, Interim President and CEO Kenneth G. Langone
Kenneth G. Langone
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  • "In my 15-year career, this is the best job I've ever had."

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    I have been working at SourceForge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    100% telecommute (and it's done well).
    Lots of smart people - you will learn a lot!
    'Agile' is actually agile. Little bureaucratic overhead - things get done!
    Good engineering practices - SCM, tests, CI, automated (and frequent) deployments.
    Fun engineering challenges at scale (high traffic, big data sets).
    Great compensation (good base salary, merit-based bonuses, 401k matching, health/dental/vision plans, life insurance, stock options)

    Cons

    There is constant tension between 2 ideals: 1) Doing what's best for the Open Source Software community, and 2) Doing what's best for the business (making money). It's not an ugly tension, but tension nonetheless. The ideals often conflict, making decisions more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the OSS community is the life-blood of SourceForge. Do what's best for the community first!

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