Running a business on Free Software

Our entire business runs on free software. Our web sites, servers, sales systems, financial systems, desktops, office software, everything, runs software we didn't have to pay a dime for. Even our phone system.

It's not perfect, but it all works surprisingly well. We have capabilities far beyond what we would if we had spent tens of thousands of dollars on commercial software. We have many of our systems integrated, so a message from this web site can go through our entire business process electronically, with fewer and fewer places we need to cut and paste.

We can help you use free software, too!

Our solutions work best for established companies looking for systems to help them grow, or startups that need to invest in strong information systems/e-commerce. Our specialties include custom database-backed web sites, server management, and disaster recovery planning.

For the tiniest of companies, you'll find some good resources here about free/open source software you can use in your business, or Ask Freelock a question about free software. If you're a medium-sized business, you're going to need to pay somebody to implement IT systems for you, why not consider us? If you're a larger organization with a specific project needing to be built, send your RFP to computing at freelock.com.

  1. If you are a user of business software and are interested in finding out more about open source options for your business or office, you may be a little bit frustrated about the lack of introductory-level information on this topic... The best single source of such information that I have found so far is John Locke's "Open Source Solutions for Small Business Problems." It provides an excellent introduction to the concepts, advantages, and disadvantages behind open-source.

    Julius Walczynski
    Sourcio user review

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