Talend - the Next Cloud Success Story?
Talend did a fantastic job in their first arc - building an open-source community, monetizing its proprietary product, and going public. Their second arc is all about reinventing themselves as a cloud/SaaS vendor, and so far, it’s going much better than their stock would indicate.
5 Tricks to Bootstrap Your Open-Source Community
In conversations with founders, one question came up repeatedly: "How do you build a community around an open-source project?"
Fundraising for Open Source Startups
Focus on finding project-market-fit before moving on to building a proprietary product. The proprietary product builds on the success of the project.
SaaS and Moving Downmarket - MongoDB’s Transformation
Blogging has been an exciting experience so far. After writing about a simple framework for building Open Core businesses [https://www.moritzplassnig.com/open-core-first-principles/], I wanted to explore why Open Core is the
Red Hat’s Business Model was an Outlier
Red Hat is often mentioned as the “original” open source vendor. Yet, nobody who applied the Red Hat model became a runaway success.