Monday, February 1, 2010


The February issue of the OSBR is now available in PDF and HTML formats. The editorial theme this month is "startups" and the authors include:

Lisa Torjman and Jon Worren from MaRS, an innovation hub for Canadian science and technology startups, discuss why Canada needs to invest in and nurture a culture of entrepreneurship in order to create successful startups.

Mekki MacAulay, principal at, highlights special considerations and pitfalls for open source startups and discusses how startups can use an open source strategy to gain competitive advantage.

Tony Bailetti, Director of Ontario's Talent First Network, describes nine companies located in Canada’s National Region and identifies how their founders benefit from the Lead to Win business ecosystem.

William Stewart, CEO of ESERI, describes one startup's experience in integrating open source software into a complete turn-key solution.

Harley Finkelstein, a serial entrepreneur, answers the question "Which is the better path to take, as a push or a pull startup?".

As always, we encourage readers to share articles of interest with their colleagues, and to provide their comments either online or directly to the authors.

The editorial theme for the upcoming March issue of the OSBR is Mobile and the guest editors will be Thomas Kunz and Francois Lefebvre. Submissions are due by February 20--contact the Editor if you are interested in a submission.

Don't forget to visit the website every Friday to check out each week's column. The columnists for February include Christopher Sean Morrison from BRL-CAD, Stephen Huddart from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Van Lindberg, author of Intellectual Property and Open Source, and Emma Jane Hogbin of HickTech.

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