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TYPO3 Marketplace Interview: Mathias Schreiber

Adrian Zimmermann
Adrian Zimmermann3 min Lesezeit

During the next weeks we are going to publish various interviews with well known TYPO3 community members about the #t3marketplace.

We are very delighted that Mathias Schreiber, the CEO of the TYPO3 GmbH, is the first interview partner to answer our questions.

Q: How do like the idea of having a TYPO3 Marketplace in general?
A: Having a marketplace is an opportunity for TYPO3 we should not miss. It is on our internal agenda to eventually have such a marketplace where everybody can offer their services on a central platform.
If the community picks up the idea of offering services and the market accepts using such a central marketplace, it can have a very positive impact onto TYPO3 as an ecosystem.

Q: Where do you see the biggest potential or the biggest advantages for you with a marketplace?
A: A marketplace gives people the chance to offer their services to a broader audience. So people that might not have thought of doing business in countries other than their own could use such a platform to expand their business.
Open Source in itself is a nice thing, but having a vibrant business model around it so one can make a proper living from it is a great thing!

Q: How will the TYPO3 Marketplace change the TYPO3 ecosystem?
A: As I said earlier I hope it brings business to people that had a hard time creating such a business for themselves until now.
And a good service offering around a product like TYPO3 will result in that product being more successful.

Q: Which kinds of services or products are you going to offer on the TYPO3 Marketplace?
A: All our products.
So ELTS, SLAs, generic project- and extension reviews.
We’re working on a couple of other things, but that’s for a later day.

Q: Where do you see the TYPO3 Marketplace three years from now?
A: Integration into Build- and CI-Chains is a huge thing that needs to be in the marketplace. It should be fully integrated into TYPO3’s backend so the marketplace becomes an integral experience for users.
It should offer the possibility to notify users about updates of extensions right from within TYPO3, providing a great user experience as well as driving business for extension developers.
New installs of TYPO3 could offer trainings if a user provides his/her location so we can refer business to local trainers.
There are plenty of ideas that spawn from having such a solution and I guess the TYPO3 community can come up with more things we don’t dare to think of today.

Thank you very much for the interview, Mattes.

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