A couple of days ago, I was reading an article about which customer type is better; individual or team. The TL;DR is that you should limit your product by seat/user in order to build a valuable company.

John O’Nolan, the founder of Ghost wrote (paid content) the same one year ago, saying that their monthly growth rate doubled after limiting the staff user. In fact, this is a very popular usage in the WordPress ecosystem, by limiting plugins per domain.

Lastly, yesterday I woke up with the following warning in our self-hosted Matomo panel:

OMG, I was shocked as this is a FOSS that claims to liberate web analytics from Google’s shackles. I sent an email to them saying that we don’t need updates/support but use what we’ve paid for and that’s the first requirement of FOSS, right? Their reply was that plugins are simply not Open Source (forget the Free as in Freedom).

It seems that Joe is right, as of 2021, there is a clear death of pure Open Source business model. At Akaunting, we not only distribute the software/core itself but also apps/plugins under FOSS.

Not sure how/what but it seems that we should also protect/limit something!