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12 Reasons Why Haskell is a Terrible Choice for Startups  (and why we picked it anyway)
May 7, 2024

12 Reasons Why Haskell is a Terrible Choice for Startups (and why we picked it anyway)

When we approached the project of building Scarf, we turned to our favorite language: Haskell. Little did we know, this decision would shape our story in more ways than one.
Avi Press
Avi Press
Analytics are Starting to Win in Open Source
February 29, 2024

Analytics are Starting to Win in Open Source

When Scarf emerged back in 2019, many people expressed skepticism that usage analytics would ever be tolerated in the open source world. 5 years later, Scarf has shown this once solidified cultural norm can indeed change. Learn how Scarf's journey mirrors a broader shift in open source culture and why embracing usage analytics could shape the future of open software development.
Avi Press
Avi Press
Introducing OQLs: A New Way for Businesses to Quantify Open Source Adoption
December 6, 2023

Introducing OQLs: A New Way for Businesses to Quantify Open Source Adoption

In the open source ecosystem, user behaviors are diverse and conversion tracking poses unique challenges frequently leaving traditional marketing strategies insufficient. Recognizing this gap, we are excited to introduce a brand new way for businesses to make sense of this opaque and noisy signal – Open Source Qualified Leads (OQLs).
Scarf
Scarf
The BSL Phenomenon: Balancing Sustainability and Open Source Principles
November 3, 2023

The BSL Phenomenon: Balancing Sustainability and Open Source Principles

In recent years, a notable development in the open source landscape is the growing number of large corporations considering the transition from open source licenses to more restrictive models like the Business Source License (BSL). This trend raises further questions about the sustainability and future of open source projects, particularly when large players alter their approach.
Daniela Villegas
Daniela Villegas
Unlocking the Power of Custom URL Parameters with Scarf: A Comprehensive Guide
October 11, 2023

Unlocking the Power of Custom URL Parameters with Scarf: A Comprehensive Guide

A recent release of Scarf added the ability to track and report on custom URL parameters. If you are looking to gain more intelligence around how you open source users interact with your project and download your software using link parameters in key situations can reveal interesting and helpful trends that can help you grow your user base and unlock open source qualified leads.
Matt Yonkovit
Matt Yonkovit
Building Trust: How to Collect Data Responsibly as an Open Source Project
October 6, 2023

Building Trust: How to Collect Data Responsibly as an Open Source Project

In the ever-evolving landscape of open source software, data collection has become a hot-button issue. As the open source community grows and software becomes increasingly integral to our daily lives, concerns about data collection ethics have emerged.
Daniela Villegas
Daniela Villegas
 Measuring the Commercial ROI of DEVREL
September 20, 2023

Measuring the Commercial ROI of DEVREL

In today's fast-paced tech world, the Developer Relations (DevRel) role has moved from the periphery to the center stage. Companies, irrespective of their size, are now seriously considering the worth of having a dedicated DevRel team. But, how do you quantify the success or failure of such an effort? What metrics should companies use? This post dives deep into understanding the commercial Return on Investment (ROI) of DevRel.
Scarf
Scarf
Selling Open Source: 101 - Guide for Sales and Marketing Teams
September 14, 2023

Selling Open Source: 101 - Guide for Sales and Marketing Teams

Monetizing open source software is a challenging task, but it can also be highly rewarding. Unlike traditional software, you're essentially competing against a free version of your product. So, how do you sell something that is inherently free?
Matt Yonkovit
Matt Yonkovit
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