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Thursday, September 19 • 8:50am - 9:05am
Commercial Open Source Business Models - In the Age of Hyper-Clouds, GitLab bets on Buyer-based Open Core - Priyanka Sharma, GitLab Inc.

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Today is the day of hyper clouds and companies based on open source projects have challenges building a business. GitLab, the first single application for the DevSecOps lifecycle, has grown 177% YoY at the same time. In this talk, Priyanka Sharma, Director of Technical Evangelism, GitLab Inc. will share the road the company took to success. She will talk about:
Implications of being a commercial open source (COSS) company today
The business models GitLab considered
Our chosen model of buyer based open core
How buyer based open core works
Advantages of our choice

This talk is ideal for anyone looking to understand how open source can be monetized and will provide unique insight whether you are a startup founder, end user, or cloud provider.


Priyanka Sharma

Director of Technical Evangelism, GitLab Inc.
Priyanka Sharma is the Director of Technical Evangelism at GitLab Inc. She also serves on the board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and has deep expertise in DevOps and observability. A former entrepreneur with a passion for growing developer products through open... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 8:50am - 9:05am PDT
Main Stage