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Why did you guys decide to go open source?

I was just curious why you guys chose to go open source? From some light digging it seems this wasn’t always the case. Did this help with sales?

https://plot.ly/javascript/open-source-announcement/ should answer your questions.

Thanks for the link! I’m more interested in the financial reasons. That was like a canned response about how its great for science and the developer community. Is the goal to get a bunch of involvement from lots of developers and eventually get bought out by someone? How did this affect the company financially? Or it didn’t because of investors?