Plausible Analytics: Lessons from building and growing an open source SaaS
Marko Saric of Plausible Analytics offers “some lessons learned from building and growing an open source SaaS startup in the highly competitive web analytics market.”
Problems with an Open Source Business Model “There were also multiple cases of large cloud corporations wanting to take our code and resell it to their customers. They wanted us to help them build that integration without contributing back to our project in any shape or form.”
Problems with Being Funded by Donations “We’ve been accepting donations for about six months now and as things stand, we’ve had six donations of $5 each.