Bootstrap's Open Source Model
As members of the Bootstrap Organization we work jointly to create an environment whereby members of the organization can interact with the community and in turn build their businesses using community experience in the context of bootstrap principles.
We aim to create an open source community for bootstrap entrepreneurs. At the heart of this community lies a repository – a set of tools and shared experiences that allows fellow bootstrappers to learn from the community, build their own business systems, and ultimately focus on innovation within their own enterprise in a manner more powerful than any one member could accomplish by him/herself.
Members, owners of bootstrapped businesses, have limitless access to the ‘Bootstrap Repository’. Members have the ability to find, synthesize, and then incorporate aspects of the ‘Bootstrap Repository’ into their own business systems.
Contributors, either members or third parties, can easily organize, extend, improve and communicate the contents of the ‘Bootstrap Repository’.
Moderation, the control of member usage of and contribution to the ‘Bootstrap Repository’, is implemented through the community as a course of use and contribution.