Universe

Talk Python #202: Building a software business

March 2019

One core question around open source is how do you fund it? Well, there is always that PayPal donate button. But that's been a tremendous failure for many projects. Often the go-to answer is consulting. But what if you don't want to trade time for money? You could take things up a notch and change the equation, exchanging value for money. That's what Ines Montani and her co-founder did when they started Explosion AI with spaCy as the foundation.

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Michael Kennedy

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If you have a project that you want the spaCy community to make use of, you can suggest it by submitting a pull request to the spaCy website repository. The Universe database is open-source and collected in a simple JSON file. For more details on the formats and available fields, see the documentation. Looking for inspiration your own spaCy plugin or extension? Check out the project idea label on the issue tracker.

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