Zeit on Monetizing an Open Source Project Without Killing Your Community

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This is a podcast episode titled, Zeit on Monetizing an Open Source Project Without Killing Your Community. The summary for this episode is: Guillermo Rauch, CEO of Zeit, is a big believer in 2 contradictory ideas. First: To create a successful business, you have to create a ton of customer value that’s both viral and distributed (open source is great for this). Second: But successful open source projects need to have a strong backing and foundation—not just code submitted ad-hoc. Learn how Guillermo rectifies those ideas into Zeit’s strategy for building a successful open source business—and community.
Developer experience (DX) as a foundational principle of Zeit
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The first of Guillermo's two contradictory ideas
00:27 MIN
The second of Guillermo's two contradictory ideas
00:29 MIN
Guillermo discusses why Zeit's freemium experience needed to deliver the same value and quality as the enterprise experience
00:59 MIN
Guillermo answers, "How did you decide where to place the paywall?"
00:29 MIN
The framework vs. the meta framework
01:29 MIN

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Guillermo Rauch, CEO of Zeit, is a big believer in 2 contradictory ideas. First: To create a successful business, you have to create a ton of customer value that’s both viral and distributed (open source is great for this). Second: But successful open source projects need to have a strong backing and foundation—not just code submitted ad-hoc. Learn how Guillermo rectifies those ideas into Zeit’s strategy for building a successful open source business—and community.