We see many good examples of companies stimulating their employees to participate in the venture economy. Today, most technology companies allow their developers to personally open source the code they developed. Not so long ago such code would be considered as proprietary IP, strictly belonging to the company.

There are benefits to allowing your employees to share code to open source platforms (i.e. Github). Open sourcing motivates specialists in the open source community around the world to find solutions for issues you may have and to make suggestions to improve your software. Furthermore, active participation in the community helps your employees to build a reputation. Generally, the stronger the reputation of a developer in the community, the better response he will get to code or questions posted on the open source platform. As Bill Joy, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, once said: “No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else”. Last but not least, employing a coder with a strong reputation in an open source community will attract other coders who want to work with him or her in your company no matter whether you are a start-up or an established corporation.