Commercializing Open Source with Victoria Melnikova
How do you commercialize open-source products? While at NDC Porto, Carl and Richard talked to Victoria Melnikova about her work with Evil Martians, helping startups make open-source products and make a living at the same time. Victoria talks about various revenue strategies, but always with a mind to providing a "forever free" tier to be responsible to the open source community. Charging for pro-features, limiting the number of uses before a paid tier... there are several approaches to revenue that users can work with, as long as you are open and honest about how things work!
Alongside Evil Martians Victoria Melnikova connects with technical leaders, particularly in developer productivity space, and empowers growth-stage startups on their journeys to success. Victoria is the author and creator of Dev Propulsion Labs, a podcast about building successful developer tools.