Entr'ouvert is a cooperative company attached to the principle of company democracy. Employees own the company in equal shares and the manager is elected based on the "1 vote per employee" principle. We privilege an organic operating mode, close to the one we find in a number of free software communities. This is an operating mode that is comfortable to us and overall efficient to produce free software.
Entr'ouvert has a thorough knowledge of free software communities and their operating mode. Preserving and promoting the free software ecosystem is part of the structure purposes. Several employees are engaged in free projects that are not linked to the business activities of Entr'ouvert (for example: the April association or the GNOME project).
The company is made of 7 persons and we are present in Paris and Marseille. We are a small company, with the flexibility that this entails, but we are used to working with large bodies (administrations and companies), such as the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, the Walloon parliament, the Parlement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, France Télécom, the Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l'État, Cisco...
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