Premium plugin

on public GitHub repository:

why it's a good idea

Remy Perona

Lead developer of WP Rocket at WP media

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"But if it's available publicly, no one will pay for it!"

 

WRONG

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Who will use your product for free ?

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Freeloaders

Search for commercial products on "pirate" websites

Never pay for commercial products

The GitHub version of your product is safe

You're not losing money with them

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Testers

trial your product to see if it fits their needs

Not yet ready to commit

Will buy to get support & updates

You will convert some of them

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Average users

Don't understand how it works

Don't know what GitHub is

GitHub is scary for the uninitiated

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Community contribution

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No external contribution on a private repository

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Public repository

New issues

Forks

Pull requests

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Win-Win

Your community helps improving the product

It benefits all customers

Fits in the open source and WordPress spirit

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An example

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WP Rocket

Private to public in December 2016

No public announcement

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WP Rocket

No impact on sales

30 issues opened by external contributors

5 pull requests

18 forks

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TRY IT!

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Remy Perona

Premium plugin on a public GitHub repository: why it's a good idea

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Premium plugin on a public GitHub repository: why it's a good idea

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