We have recently been interviewed by the awesome guys at The Changelog, a weekly blog and podcast about open source projects. In this interview I explained a bit about Phusion's history, what's new in Phusion Passenger 5, how the Raptor campaign came to be, why we chose to run the campaign like that, the challenges of open source, future Passenger developments, etc.
Indeed, running an open source company has been a big challenge:
A lot of people say, “Hey, if you’re open source, and you want to make money, try selling support.” We tried doing that, but it didn’t work at all, because Passenger is too good.
-- Hongli Lai – 12:10
You can listen the interview at The Changelog's website. You can stream it online or download it as an MP3.