Zeit on Monetizing an Open Source Project Without Killing Your Community
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
The first of Guillermo's two contradictory ideas
The second of Guillermo's two contradictory ideas
Guillermo discusses why Zeit's freemium experience needed to deliver the same value and quality as the enterprise experience
Guillermo answers, "How did you decide where to place the paywall?"
The framework vs. the meta framework