分享 Two big announcements. - 37signals

Rei · 2014年02月05日 · 最后由 fleuria 回复于 2014年02月10日 · 3108 次阅读

https://37signals.com/

  1. 砍掉 Basecamp 以外的产品,专注于一个产品
  2. 公司名 37signals 改为 Basecamp

Rails 界有两个好公司,一个是 37signals,另一个是 Basecamp

比较关心 campfire 的未来

#2 楼 @huaoguo 我家门前有两棵树,一棵是枣树,另一颗也是枣树。 —— 鲁迅

#1 楼 @camel 这个笑点不错

我今天在 explore Basecamp 的前端的时候网站正好就发生变动了....

@chunlea

Q: If you're going all in on Basecamp, what happens to Campfire and Highrise?

In the short term, everything stays the same. Business as usual. No interruption in service, no changes that affect our customers.

In the long term, one of three things:

SCENARIO 1: We'll spin them off into separate companies where we'll retain partial ownership, but another fully-dedicated team will run the products and own the majority of the company. This would be our ideal situation as it would ensure continuity and no interruption for our customers, but we'd have to find the right entrepreneur/team with the right experience and enough financing to make it work.

SCENARIO 2: We'll sell the products outright (either separately or together). The key for us in this scenario is that the products, and our customers, are well looked after. We will not sell either of these products to a company that is planning to shut the products down. And since no one from our team goes with the sale, this is not an acqui-hire situation. We're looking to sell to a company that wants to add well-respected, well-established, profitable, growing products to their portfolio.

SCENARIO 3: If we can't find the right partner or buyer, we are committed to continuing to run the products for our existing customers forever. We won't sell the products to new customers, but existing customers can continue to use the products just as they always have. The products will shift into maintenance mode which means there will be no new development, only security updates or minor bug fixes. We did this successfully in 2012 with Ta-da List, Writeboard, and Backpack, so we know how to make it work.

If you're a company or team interested in exploring scenario 1 (spin-off) or scenario 2 (outright purchase), please get in touch. Based on current revenues, current growth rates, and a conservative multiple, Campfire will sell in the single digit millions, and Highrise will sell in the tens of millions, so serious inquires only please. Disclosure: We're currently in early discussions with a few interested parties.

真是大事件

一个公司能做出这样的精简,难得,不过也只有这样的小团队才能做出如此灵活的转身。

@Rei 刚刚说了为什么要研究 Basecamp 然后 Basecamp 就改名成了 Basecamp 😄

@Rei 大伙新年快乐!

#7 楼 @ksec 额,已经看到了……但是还是担心。要是 Hipchat 收购整合 campfire,或许不错。

感觉企业协同工作软件就和社交软件一样热门啊, 个个都在做这个。

#9 楼 @blackanger 原来你也在……

话说开始用 Basecamp 是在这个项目刚刚上线的时候,一点一点发展到现在,带动了一个社群和一种理念,非常的不容易

#15 楼 @hozaka 原来你也在。。。

这篇的英文水平真是有提高的空间....

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