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Episode 88  |  31:30 min

Zeit on Monetizing an Open Source Project Without Killing Your Community

Episode 88  |  31:30 min  |  02.26.2020

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.
Takeaway 1 | 00:09 MIN
Developer experience (DX) as a foundational principle of Zeit
Takeaway 2 | 00:27 MIN
The first of Guillermo's two contradictory ideas
Takeaway 3 | 00:29 MIN
The second of Guillermo's two contradictory ideas
Takeaway 4 | 00:59 MIN
Guillermo discusses why Zeit's freemium experience needed to deliver the same value and quality as the enterprise experience
Takeaway 5 | 00:29 MIN
Guillermo answers, "How did you decide where to place the paywall?"
Takeaway 6 | 01:29 MIN
The framework vs. the meta framework
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.

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