In this episode:

  • 00:00:00 Get to Know Nikhil Nandagopal, Founder Appsmith: Rapid Fire Questions
  • 00:09:10 Introduction to Appsmith
  • 00:10:55 In a Low or No Code Environment Does Open Source Matter?
  • 00:13:32 Deciding to Open Source or Not
  • 00:15:53 Deciding on Which Features Should be Open Core
  • 00:22:16 Customers Paying for Your Engineering Team to Focus on Features
  • 00:23:51 What Metrics Should Open Source Companies Focus on Until their Product is Ready?
  • 00:27:37 Turning Down Short Term Revenue to Focus on Building the Open Source Community
  • 00:31:50 Measuring Developer Retention
  • 00:34:33 Talking Open Source Telemetry or Call-Home Functionality: Is it Worth Trying?
  • 00:39:01 Choosing the Right Messaging and Positioning for Your Open Source Software
  • 00:43:25 Learning from the Early Days of Your First Commercial Open Source Offering
  • 00:45:39 Time Traveling Founder Advice: Network More Early on!
  • 00:50:07 Final Thoughts: