I am a techie, now creating few amazing text extraction tech(yes, few of them are world's first related to web data). I am full time into it, and still I do not have any problem going opensource if it can really help analytics get a new direction.
I am designing website, learning what should I do & what I should not, how to market among other business things. To be honest, I am more in tech than in business, and to be more honest, I just don't want to be in business of selling tech because I think I can create good things but can't sell them (an internal gut feeling).
(By selling, I mean opensource/free as well, it just about people making use of it do things)
What would you do in my place ? Should I overrule my inner thoughts and start focusing on business or should I focus on tech only?
I am not sure if you have also struggled with this in start years. What is your experience on this?
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