• Open Source,  Pricing

    Making Money When all the Industry Wants is Free Beer

    I was terrified. After 5 years of doing jOOQ as an all Open Source project between 2008 – 2013, I suddenly switched to commercial licensing. Will I be ripped to pieces? Will the community hate me? Will there be an unfriendly fork? This blog post will show that my fears 5 years ago were completely unjustified. Not only that, I was silly to have never asked for money in the early days. What I did may not work for everyone. Yet, I’d like to share this part of the jOOQ story to help encourage any of you who are sitting on some (currently Open Source) golden product, which you want…