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.
In conversations with founders, one question came up repeatedly: "How do you build a community around an open-source project?"
Focus on finding project-market-fit before moving on to building a proprietary product. The proprietary product builds on the success of the project.
Blogging has been an exciting experience so far. After writing about a simple framework for building Open Core businesses, I wanted to explore why Open Core is the better model (compared to Red
Red Hat is often mentioned as the “original” open source vendor. Yet, nobody who applied the Red Hat model became a runaway success.