Monetisation of a command line app?

Raiyan Yahya
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How would you monetise a command line app ?

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Bogomil Shopov - Bogo
Products. Security. Privacy. Ethics.
What is it about?
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Raiyan Yahya
Building products and developer tools.
@bogomep it’s a dev tool, increasing productivity and helps you manage your environment.
Steve Frensch
Founder StreamDuo
Is it run entirely local? or is there a backend API that it interacts with?
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Raiyan Yahya
Building products and developer tools.
@steve_frensch good question. As of version 1 it’s only going to run locally..I will be adding a storage feature which will be paid.
Steve Frensch
Founder StreamDuo
@raiyanyahya I think I would start with a free open source version, and then look for monetization with that storage feature, or support. I think you need to start open source to get the devs using it. They will expect CLIs to be open source and on on all the major package managers. I think it would be hard to paywall your download.
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Raiyan Yahya
Building products and developer tools.
@steve_frensch thanks. My thoughts the same. And the product is open source. I am just finishing up the landing page. Its driving me crazy.