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So You Want To Earn Money With Open Source

So You Want To Earn Money With Open Source

I earned 0 Euros from maintaining OSS software for years, and I thought that's
the way things are. I finally looked into ways to monetize my projects this year
and In this talk I want to share what I learned along the way. It didn't make
rich (yet!), but I built my first sustainable side-project with
analysis-tools.dev.

I'll talk about this and other projects and the mistakes I made on the road
towards sustainability.

Full transcript on my blog.

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Matthias Endler

January 04, 2021
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  1. money So you want to earn with open source...

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  3. It's hard really hard tl;dr:

  4. Open Source since 2010 trivago Blog: endler.dev YouTube: hello-rust.show Matthias

    Endler
  5. OSS Revenue Models My Open Source Journey Outline

  6. Go for it!

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  8. 2010 2020

  9. Number of Repositories

  10. Stars

  11. 0 225 450 675 900 2013 2016 2020 Followers

  12. visualizevalue.com

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  14. Money earned: $0

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  16. It's hard really hard tl;dr:

  17. •1. Sponsoring •2. Paid Learning Materials •3. Merchandise •4. Consulting

    •5. Enterprise services / plugins
  18. •Individual Donations

  19. Product Interest Audience

  20. Product Interest Audience

  21. Product Interest Audience Build Stars Followers Sponsors

  22. 25k 1k 3 100% 4% 0.01% Build Stars Followers Sponsors

  23. Followers Sponsors 1000 3 0.3% Percent 3421 Me Top Github

    (Median) 0 0% 5430 Top Github (Avg) 2.8 0.5%
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  25. •Sponsorware

  26. Make public Sponsors threshold

  27. github.com/mre-early-access

  28. •Corporate sponsors

  29. Revenue in 2019: 70 billion US dollars Revenue in 2019:

    160 billion US dollars
  30. Gudim Anton

  31. https://www.commitstrip.com/en/2014/05/07/the-truth-behind-open-source-apps/

  32. https://kenreitz.org/essays/the-reality-of-developer-burnout http://antirez.com/news/129

  33. http://antirez.com/news/129

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  35. https://github.com/analysis-tools-dev/static-analysis

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  37. Jakub

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  40. Sponsors

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  42. https://github.com/sponsors/analysis-tools-dev Exposure Content creation

  43. Start here •1. Sponsoring •2. Paid Learning Materials •3. Merchandise

    •4. Consulting •5. Enterprise services / plugins
  44. It's hard really hard tl;dr:

  45. Tips!

  46. learning building marketing

  47. •1. Have fun •2. Build things you love •3. Find

    friendly people •4. Grow an audience •5. Be in it for the long run
  48. Home icon by Edward Boatman from the Noun Project Work

    icon by Weltenraser from the Noun Project youtube icon by shwepes from the Noun Project Thanks! github.com/mre @matthiasendler