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COSS CompanyFOSS CoreOSS LicenseCompany CreationProject CreationOSS OriginVC Raised (M)EmployeesEst. Revenue (M)Est. Valuation (B)Exit Value (B)Status / OutcomeExit DateSectorBusiness ModelFoundation-BasedFounders (126)
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VA Linux (Geeknet)LinuxGPL v219931991Personal project$30300$120$0.2$0.15Acquired (Geeknet)12/9/99Computer SystemsHardware SalesNo, pre-LFLarry Augustin
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AlfrescoAlfrescoLGPL v320052005Company project$70419$100$0.3$1.00PE (Hyland)9/9/2020ECM <> BPMOpen CoreNoJohn PowellJohn Newton
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KalturaKalturaAGPL v320062009Company project$230840$170$0.3IPO7/20/2021Media Services / Video CloudOpen CoreNoMichal TsurShay DavidRon Yekutiel
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Puppet LabsPuppetApache 2.020052005Company project$190480$150$0.3PrivateConfiguration ManagementOpen CoreNoLuke Kanies
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CouchbaseCouchbaseApache 2.020052003Spin-out (LiveJournal)$251745$130$0.7PrivateNoSQL DatabaseOpen CoreNoSteve YenDustin SallingsJames PhillipsChris AndersonDamien Katz
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WP EngineWordpressGPL v220102003Personal project$2911120$250$1.0$0.25PE (Silver Lake)1/4/2018Content Management SystemOpen Corehttps://wordpressfoundation.org/Jason CohenCullen WilsonBen Metcalfe
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SugarCRMSugarCRMPreviously A2.020042004Company project$146504$175$1.0PE (KKR)8/20/18CRMPreviously Open CoreNoJohn RobertsJacob TaylorClint Oram
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AcquiaDrupalGPL v220072000Personal project$2001,150$200$1.0$1.00PE (Vista)9/24/19Web Content Mgmt SystemOpen CoreYesDries BuytaertJay Batson
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MirantisOpenStackApache 2.019992010Academia/Research (NASA)$254730$100$1.0PrivateInfrastructure SoftwareOpen Corehttps://www.openstack.org/foundation/Adrian IonelAlex FreedlandBoris Renski
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CloudbeesJenkinsMIT20102011Personal project $465560$100$1.0PrivateDevOps / CIOpen Corehttps://cd.foundation/
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MySQL ABMySQLGPL v219951995Company project$41800$1,000$1.1$1.10Acquired (Sun)2/26/08Relational DatabaseOpen CoreNoMichael "Monty" WideniusDavid AxmarkAllan Larsson
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Redis LabsRedisBSD-320112009Personal Project$356800$200$1.1PrivateDatabase Open CoreNoOfer BengalYiftach Shoolman
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Treasure DataFluentdApache 2.020112011Company project$54589$120$1.2$1.00Acquired (Arm)8/2/18Log Data PlatformOpen Corehttps://www.fluentd.org/blog/fluentd-has-joined-cncfHiroKazuki Ohta
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Mapbox Mapbox GL JSBSD-320102010Company project (DevelopmentSeed)$360690$100$1.2PrivateMapping SoftwareOpen CoreNoEric Gundersen
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NiciraOpen vSwitchApache 2.020072009Academia/Research (Stanford)$42100$2,000$1.3$1.26Acquired (VMW)7/23/12SDN / Network Virtualization Open Corehttp://openvswitch.org/Martin CasadoBen PfaffNick McKeownScott Shenker
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FastlyVarnishBSD20112006Internet-Scale (Verdens Gang)$2201,070$370$1.4$1.45IPO5/17/19CDNOpen CoreNoArtur Bergman
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CanonicalUbuntuGPL20042004Company project$12.801,100$130$1.5PrivateOperating System (Linux)Open CoreUbuntu FoundationMark Shuttleworth
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Magento CommerceMagentoOSL v3, AFL v320072008Company project (Varien)$272700$170$1.7$1.68Acquired (Adobe)5/20/18Web Content Mgmt SystemOpen CoreNoRoy RubinYoav Kutner
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DatastaxCassandraApache 2.020102008Internet-Scale (Facebook)$343760$150$1.7PrivateNoSQL DatabaseOpen Corehttp://cassandra.apache.org/Matt PfeilJonathan Ellis
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ForgeRockOpenAM/IDM/DJ/IGCDDL20102005Spin-out (Sun)$235880$200$1.8$2.00IPO9/16/21Identity and Access ManagementOpen CoreNoAllan FosterLasse Andresen Jonathan ScudderStein MyrsethHermann SvorenVictor AkeSteve Ferris
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Neo4jNeo4jGPLv320072007Company Project $518762$150$2.0PrivateGraph Database Open CoreNoEmil EifremJohan SvenssonPeter Neubauer
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LiferayLiferay PortalLGPL v2.1+20042000Company project-1,250$300$2.0PrivateEnterprise PortalOpen CoreNoBrian ChanBrian KimBryan CheungCaris Chan
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Mozilla CorporationFirefoxMPLv220032002Spin-out (Netscape)$221,580$500$2.0PrivateWeb BrowserAds/Royaltieshttps://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/Mitchell BakerBrendan Eich
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DockerDockerApache 2.020082013Spin-out (dotCloud)$443490$100$2.1PrivateDeveloper ToolsOpen Corehttps://www.cncf.io/cncf-containerd-project-journey/Solomon HykesSebastien Pahl
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JFrogArtifactoryAGPL v320082007Company project$2301,240$270$2.3$3.90IPO9/16/20Software Artifact RepositoryOpen CoreNoFred SimonShlomi Ben HaimYoav Landman
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TalendTalend Data IntegrationApache 2.020052006Company project$1451,610$300$2.5$2.50PE (Thoma Bravo)7/28/16SOA/ETL/AI/MiddlewareOpen CoreNoBertrand DiardFabrice Bonan
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SourcefireSnortGPL v220011998Personal project$40600$500$2.7$2.70Acquired (Cisco)10/7/13Network Intrusion DetectionOpen CoreNoMartin Roesch
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AutomatticWordpressGPL v220052003Personal project$8042,045$400$3.0PrivateContent Management SystemOpen Corehttps://wordpressfoundation.org/Matt Mullenweg
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SUSELinux KernelGPL v219921991Personal project$122,172$580$3.1$5.60IPO5/19/21Operating System (Linux)Support Subscriptionshttps://www.linuxfoundation.org/Hubert MantelRoland DyroffThomas FehrBurchard Steinbild
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Pivotal (Now VMware Tanzu)
CloudFoundryApache 2.020132009Company project (VMware)$1,700500$800$3.5$4.00Acquired (VMW)4/20/18PaaS / Hadoop / SpringOpen Corehttps://www.cloudfoundry.org/foundation/Paul MaritzRob MeeScott YaraBill Cook
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InstructureCanvasAGPL v320082011Company project$901,440$460$3.5$2.70IPO7/22/2021Learning Management Open CoreNoBrian WhitmerDevlin Daley
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OdooOdooLGPL v320052005Company project$3152,380$250$3.5PrivateBusiness ApplicationsOpen Corehttps://odoo-community.org/Fabien Pinckaers
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Rapid7MetasploitBSD-320002003Personal project$893,000$520$3.7$0.90IPO7/22/15SecurityOpen CoreNoTas GiakouminakisAlan MatthewsChad Loder
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RackspaceOpenStackApache 2.019982010Academia/Research (NASA)$7507,800$2,700$5.0$4.00Private8/4/20Cloud PlatformOpen Corehttps://www.openstack.org/foundation/Dirk ElmendorfRichard YooPat Condon
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ClouderaHadoopApache 2.020082006Internet-Scale (Google)$1,3503,300$1,000$5.3$5.30PE (KKR)10/8/21Big Data / Hadoop EcosystemOpen Corehttp://hadoop.apache.org/Christophe BiscigliaAmr AwadallahJeff HammerbacherMike Olson
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MuleSoftMule ESBCPAL20062003Personal project$3113,000$1,700$6.50$6.50Acquired (Salesforce)3/20/18MiddlewareOpen CoreNoRoss MasonDave Rosenberg
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GitLabGitGPL v220142011Personal project$4372,000$300$7.0$11.00IPO11/14/2021Distributed Source Code Version ControlOpen Corehttps://git-scm.com/sfcSid SijbrandijDmitriy Zaporozhets
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JetBrainsIntelliJApache 2.020002009Company project-1,900$400$7.0PrivateDeveloper ToolsOpen CoreNoSergey DmitrievValentin KipyatkovEugene Belyaev
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ConfluentKafkaApache 2.020142011Internet-Scale (LinkedIn)$4552,500$440$8.0$11.00Private6/23/21Big Data / Middleware / StreamingOpen Corehttp://kafka.apache.org/Jun RaoJay KrepsNeha Narkhede
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ElasticElasticSearchSSPL20122010Personal project$1203,200$880$7.4$2.5BIPO10/5/18Distributed Search Index + ToolsOpen CoreLucene in ASF (basis for ElasticSearch)Shay BannonSteve SchuurmanSimon WillnauerUri Boness
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GitHubGitGPL v220092005Personal project$3504,660$500$7.0$7.50Acquired (Microsoft)6/4/18Distributed Source Code Version ControlOpen Corehttps://git-scm.com/sfcTom Preston-WernerChris WanstrathP.J. HyettScott Chacon
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HashiCorpManyMPLv220122010Personal project$3492,300$275$8.00$14.30IPO12/9/2021Developer / Ops / Infra ToolsOpen CoreNoMitchell HashimotoArmon Dadgar
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MongoDB (fka 10gen)MongoDBSSPL20072009Spin-out (10gen)$3114,600$1,300$23.0$1.20IPO10/19/17NoSQL DatabaseOpen CoreNoEliot HorowitzDwight MerrimanKevin P. Ryan
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Red HatLinuxGPL v219931991Personal project$1519,500$5,000$34.5$34.00Acquired (IBM)8/11/99OS, Middleware, Infrastructure SoftwareSupport Subscriptionshttps://www.linuxfoundation.org/Bob YoungMarc Ewing
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DatabricksSparkApache 2.020132010Academia/Research (AMPLab)$1,9004,500$1,000$39.0PrivateBig Data / Hadoop EcosystemOpen Corehttps://spark.apache.org/Ion StoicaMatei ZahariaPatrick WendellAli GhodsiAndy KonwinskiReynold XinScott Shenker
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