seriously: I justify migrating from slack to rocket.chat in front of my boss with:
- we are on open source and selfhosted then, so no more costs besides the maintenance and our hardware
- privacy and security issues are really important to our customers. With a selfhosted solution we are in charge all by ourself and no company data is processed outside of our control
You’re taking away both arguments within one day.
This brings me in serious need for explanation in front of my boss. I spent a lot of time (= company it-budget) migrating to rocket.chat, contributed code for “slack corporate-export”-import and trusted your buzzwords about “your data, security, selfhosted,…”.
The window of time for this changeover is rediculously short.
I totally understand that you need to earn money but, you could: offer payable support plans, offer hosted instances for companies without it-departement, etc.
Don’t fool around with the open source community. At least: provide valuable information about push-messages leaving an instance so that it-departments can decide of migrating to a alternative or paying you. I need facts/data for business decisions, not a registration to a crystal glass.
Man, I really hope you are still an agile team of devs, come together and discuss this topic instead of box this through.