Our Mission

Business follows is an innovative start up aimed at helping organisations, communities and foundations dedicated to the creation of Open Source Software to reach financial sustainability, without compromising on their own style and strategy. Our mission is to help developers, companies and organizations to make Open Source development a key part of their business strategies.

 Founded in 2016 by Roberto Galoppini, who has 25 years experience in the IT field, and has spent the last 14 years working in the intersection of Open Source software and business development. Roberto, has taken an active interest in different Open Source projects and organisations, he is an Apache Member and has served on few advisory boards, and helped large IT vendors, Open Source vendors and customers, to design and deploy their Open Source strategies. In his last gig, he has been helping dozen of Open Source projects to grow at SourceForge - the largest catalog of open source software - as its Senior Director of Business Development.

Our services

Leveraging your Community

Business follows helps open source organizations to find a way to get funded and flourish, without compromising.


We do help individual companies or consortiums to bootstrap their own foundations.

Strategy and Advertising

If your business strategy relies on OSS, and you look for advice, our kickstart training programs and consultancies are for you. We offer the right display advertising services to increase brand awareness and direct engagement.

What our clients say

Il supporto di Business Follows è risultato fondamentale per la scelta del modello di licensing del software di whistleblowing GlobaLeaks e per le risorse individuate al fine dello sviluppo della piattaforma.

Fabio Pietrosanti (Naif) – Founder, President Hermes Center for Trasparency and Digital Human Rights

Business Follows has the expertise necessary to help open source projects reach financial sustainability without compromising on users’ rights, and moral principles.

Stefano Maffulli – Marketing Director, Cloud and Community at DreamHost

Raccomando Business Follows a tutti quelli che operano con il software open source e cercano un aiuto per lavorare con modelli di business economicamente sostenibili.

Fabio Bottega – Tecnoteca CEO

Founders’ advice was fundamental for focusing on helping open source communities as a sustainable business model.

Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona – Researcher and Co-Founder at Bitergia