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great interview with @penpot CEO Pablo Ruiz-Múzquiz by @clayton

Designers to developers at Kaleidos:

> Look we are not first-class citizens in open source. We are happy with Inkscape. We are happy with GIMP. We are happy with some tools, but you developers have everything to choose from. You can choose the best of the best. You live in this paradise world where you don't know how privileged you are.

> We agree with you. We are all about open source absolutely but you have to understand that we are frustrated with the professional quality of some tools. We want to achieve parity with you developers.

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@entreprecariat @penpot @clayton thanks for posting this, just ended up listening to the whole thing. Glad to hear the history of Penpot. I didn't realize there was VC money involved in it at all.

@liaizon @entreprecariat @penpot

Glad you liked the interview entreprecariat!

And yes liaizon I was also surprised to learn about the VC funding. I'm glad we spent some time discussing that. We tried to curate a compelling set of posts around this question of ethical funding in general for Possible Futures.

https://possiblefutures.tech/issue/funding

I'll be curious to see in a few years time how that VC relationship has worked out for Penpot.

@entreprecariat @penpot @clayton
I've got a problem with this tool. Is the obligation to create an account. It's look like today, there is no more software but only « serviceware » (in French we say « Serviciel » instead of service software)

@QuentinJuhel @entreprecariat @penpot

It is possible to install and run Penpot on your own servers. In the interview it comes up as one of Penpot's selling points compared to proprietary tools like Figma.

Here's documentation

https://help.penpot.app/technical-guide/getting-started/

I agree though, that the marketing website is geared towards people signing up to use their hosted version.

@clayton @entreprecariat @penpot
Thanks I didnt had the time to read the interview. It's a good news.

@clayton @QuentinJuhel @entreprecariat thanks for helping out, Clayton.

Let us know if you find any issues. Hope you like it!

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