Oak is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one. more
We chose the name Oak because of a few properties that are aspirational for our nascent company:
- Oaks are very rare and productive. An Oak tree produces about 10 million acorns during its lifetime.
- Oaks can live for 1000 years. They transcend time, like the best companies do.
- Oaks are dense and strong, and so they're good for building things. The Vikings used oaks to construct their ships and boats.
- Oak means “from a root.” in Greek. Like the root of a tree, Oak Software is the root company, with independent subsidiaries that develop their own brands.
- Ancient civilizations used to eat acorns during famines. When the market is starving for great companies and products, we are here to deliver.
- Getting more ambitious projects done.
- Empowering great entrepreneurs and companies to flourish.
- Investing at the scale of the opportunities and resources we see.
- Improving the transparency and oversight of what we’re doing.
- Making each of our products better through greater focus.
- And hopefully… as a result of all this, helping as many people as we can to reach their potential.
The Oak Software Board