Mathieu Nebra: Journey of Creating Open Source Software Platform

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TLDR Mathieu Nebra shared his journey of creating an open source software platform and how he overcame obstacles to build a successful business model.

Key insights

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    The opencore model of having 80% of applications as open source and 20% as paid is contradictory but it finances all of the research and development.
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    The objective of traditional business systems is to raise as much money as possible, while the project of your life should be what interests you.
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    Sending wooden puzzles to GitHub contributors in Belgium was a successful recruitment tactic for Odo.
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    The leader in e-commerce is Shopify, but it's not necessarily because it's super good, but because it's Open Source and customizable for marketing agencies and developers.
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    The speaker faced backlash from the open source community when they added paid functions to their software, but it was necessary for the survival of the company and ultimately led to greater contributions to open source.
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    The integration of fleet management and holiday management with salary negotiation in an app is a unique and innovative idea.

Timestamped Summary

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    Making open source software can be successful, but it requires a large, active community to finance research and development.
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    Raised money to create an ecosystem to increase efficiency & productivity, while building a unique culture & giving employees full responsibility.
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    I renovated a dilapidated farm and created a mini commune with thousands of people, 2500 employees, and a plan to tackle management software juggernauts with a Marvel twist.
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    WordPress is an open source platform with a large community, making it difficult to break into the market, but also offering an opportunity to switch to website development with quality plugins.
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    After a failed attempt to inject capital into the company, I found balance with whiskey and smooth jazz.
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    After years of backlash, we changed our business model and launched a program to integrate de pity with the rest, although we copied the concept from Notion.
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    15:41 enables users to customize their salary, benefits, vehicles, and holidays for an efficient entrepreneurial experience.
  • 💡
    Mathieu Nebra shared web development solutions to help websites reach success.
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