Step into the evolving landscape of technology, open source, ethics, and growth in episode 31 of the Hacking Open Source Business Podcast. Join host Matt Yonkovit (Head of Open Source Strategy at Scarf) and guest John Robb (Experience Designer at ReactFlow) through this compilation of engaging discussions where they dive into ReactFlow's innovation in dynamic interfaces, the intricacy of open source monetization, and the ethical considerations that shape software distribution. Explore the complexities of open source business decisions and open source ideals, and delve into the significance of growth that aligns with ethical and sustainable principles.
John Robb's LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnrobbjr/
Check ReactFlow: https://reactflow.dev/
[00:01:15] Getting to know John Robb
[00:04:42] Inside ReactFlow and its open core model
[00:11:44] The challenges of open source monetization
[00:14:02] Discussion about HashiCorp's open source shift to BSL license
[00:15:48] Open source definition: purpose or business strategy?
[00:19:13] Ethical Open Source: Inclusion/Exclusion Dilemma
[00:24:37] The use and misuse of 'Open Source' as a term in business
[00:33:25] The open source quest for sustainable growth
[00:38:38] Last words
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