It’s a great story, but yes… Web Analytics and Source Control are a totally different market, so it’s really hard to compare or take a lot away from. Just at the top-level:
Web Analytics is mostly used by digital marketing teams to improve website performance, which ultimately leads to more agility in website changes and increased sales.
Source Control is mostly used by development teams to lower costs and reduce time it takes to develop and track changes made to the applications they build. Ultimately this leads to more business agility, which allows leaders to address market opportunities or threats sooner.
The differences just keep going. End-users are different, buyers are different, adoption process is different, etc. But still a good read
Self-hosting is really important to these sectors, and a lot of others as well, and that’s where Gitea can really succeed as a niche player.
There’s a rising demand for “managed hosting” services, which is an interesting blend of self-hosted and cloud-hosting. Basically, instead of paying for “Software as a Service”, you’re paying for “Software Hosting as a Service”, and are outsourcing the hosting more than the software. If that makes sense.
This model solves a lot of regulatory issues, and lets organizations host data on their servers while having someone else manage the spftware hosting.
That’s Paris? I’m currently in Tokyo, so 3PM is 10PM my time I think. I can do a later meetings, but not this week. Monday is my late night next week, and I’ve got a 10PM slot open.
I split time between here and US, so we can catch up in a future week as well if time zones prove challenging.