October 1, 2014

The Path to Full-Time Open Source

Two years ago today I released Sidekiq Pro, my commercial extension to Sidekiq, as an experiment to see if I could make OSS development financially viable for individual developers. I had no idea if anyone would trust me and buy it. Can you think of anyone else selling a Rubygem?

Sidekiq Pro sales for the last three months of 2012 were $7500. In 2013 they totalled $85,000. This year sales should top $175,000.Open Source development is now my full-time job, with no need for a corporate patron!

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