Andrew Roberts: Lessons Learned Trying to Commercialize a Major Open Source Project

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December 10, 2017

TinyMCE is the world’s most popular open source library for online WYSIWYG editing of HTML. It is used by millions of applications, including WordPress.

Although first established in 2004, it was not until 2015 that the team behind TinyMCE began trying to commercialize it and build a business behind the open source project. What is the best way to make money from open source? Support, commercial licenses premium add-ons or hosting? And how do you avoid alienating the open source community? In this talk, learn what has worked and what hasn’t in the past two years.

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WordCamp US 2017 58

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Andrew Roberts 2

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Open source 70

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English 6261

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