The Shit Show Matrix, or, they’re following the playbook which is basically unprofitable

Episode 89 · March 8th, 2017 · 1 hr 6 mins

About this Episode

Docker’s new enterprise SKUs and, once again, the open-core model. Also: IPO mania with Snap and MuleSoft. In discussion Docker EE, we start with a discussion on how socket-based pricing may seem goofy, but all pricing schemes are pretty weird, so you gotta choose one. We then try to dissect what exactly you get with the enterprise edition and conclude that we should have done more prep work.


Docker Goes Enterprise

MuleSoft Prepares to IPO

  • Link
  • I don’t get the proposed $100 million IPO when they took $259 million in funding. Please explain it to me.

OpenNMS on FLOSS Weekly

HashiCorp News

  • Making Money With Freemium
  • “The question of how to make money from Open Source is a vexed one, with Red Hat frequently held up as the poster child of commercial open source success, yet it remains a lonely occupant of the category "Open Source Companies That Are Profitable”
  • Good Narrative fallacy going here: "The open source products are really focused on the practitioner," McJannet said. "The enterprise products are focused on the needs of the organisation."
  • August, 2016: “Hashimoto said HashiCorp has just finished its first 7-figure revenue quarter” Up from “triple-digit”/month in July 2015. So, whatdwegot: $2-3m run-rate?

Twitter, SnapChat & Facebook

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show.

AWS S3 Outage

WTF Uber (...and The Rest of the Software Industry)?

Containers, Kubernetes & AWS

No More Pixel Laptops from Google

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  • “Google hasn’t backed away from laptops. We have the number two market share in the U.S. and U.K. — but we have no plans for Google-branded laptops.”

Texas Legislature Takes Action on Emojis

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.

Trump is Killing Productivity

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  • She didn’t want to be “that person,” the one who is always opining on social media. But all of that changed Nov. 8.


Music heard at the end: Courtney Barnett's "Avant Gardener".