Plausible Labs supports creative and scientific expression, transparent collaboration, and independent problem-solving through our products, business structure, and long-term relationships with our customers, investors, partners, and communities.
In pursuit of this mission, Plausible Labs maintains a set of operating principles; these explicit principles define how we build our products, company, and relationships.
Plausible Labs exists to provide multi-decade employment for our employee-owners, continuity to our customers, and contributions to our local communities.
- We must be profitable to sustain our mission and distinctive character, fund continued research and development, and distribute a share of revenue and profits each year consistent with reasonable investor and employee expectations.
- We must be adaptable and decisive in the face of rapid shifts in the technology industry.
- We must grow and diversify our business interests to expand our reach, and thus, our stability.
Our products live and die by the diverse talent at Plausible Labs.
- We invest in advancing our collective expertise, and we seek to leverage it in all areas of our business.
- We provide creative and technical career opportunities equatable to — or greater than — those provided for managerial and executive roles.
- The health of our industry, our ability to hire talented employees, and the ecosystem around our products are improved by openly sharing our contributions to the theory, science, and application of our craft.
Plausible will succeed by building long-term mutually beneficial relationships with our customers, investors, partners, and community.
- We grow our business by providing customers with genuine value in exchange for a fair price. We do not build products supported by advertising or "free-to-play" micro- transactions. While we recognize the market value therein, we do not feel these business models are aligned with the company's long-term goals.
- Our customers must have control over their own data and the ability to ensure continuity of service; we provide locally installable purchasing options for our cloud software, and interoperate with other vendors whenever feasible.
- Our products are built using open standards, including our own published standards. By leading technical innovation while encouraging interoperability, we can create a richer ecosystem within which our products benefit from a vibrant and complementary market of interoperable products and services.
Privacy and Data Collection
We do not share, sell, or unnecessarily collect customer and user data.
- We charge a fair price for our work; we do not sell our customer's information to third- parties for additional commercial gain.
- Whenever technologically feasible, we build our products to ensure that our customers' data is unavailable to Plausible Labs, as well as any other party not intended by the customer. We are forthright in documenting when and how customer data might be accessed, shared, or retained as part of the intended operation of our products.
- We require explicit, informed consent before collecting customer data of any kind, and we never collect more data than is reasonably necessary to support the customer's use of our products and meet our lawful obligations.
Plausible Labs is owned by and responsible to its employees.
- Plausible Labs is — and will remain — fully under the democratic control of its employees, with each employee allotted a maximum of a single share and a single vote.
- All external investment will be structured to align the interests of Plausible's investors, customers, and employee-owners.
- We maintain representative governance dedicated to supporting decisive leadership, continuity, and consistency of our cooperative's vision.
CEO / Founder
Landon is Plausible Labs' founding software engineer and CEO, and works on our desktop, mobile, and server software. He is the primary author of FreeBSD's bhnd(4) driver family, which provides a unified bus interface and platform drivers for Broadcom's Wi-Fi chipsets and SoCs.
A long time Mac and BSD developer, he contributes to the OpenJDK Mac OS X Java Port, co-authored MacPorts, maintains a number of open source projects, and previously worked on the BSD Team at Apple. Landon has an electronics lab at his home in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado, where he likes to hack on various hardware and upgrade the video output on retro video game consoles.
VP of Engineering
Chris is Plausible Labs' VP of Engineering, and he splits his time between Plausible creations and those of our clients.
He worked for Sun Microsystems for over a decade, where he developed the OpenGL-based Java2D pipeline, as well as Decora, a pixel shader compiler/runtime that drives JavaFX. Chris is responsible for two-thirds of all Plausible children and spends his weekends herding them along various Bay Area hiking trails.
Plausible Fellow / Evil Mastermind
As Plausible Labs' in-house evil mastermind, Mike hacks away at internal projects at the company. He's also a gifted teacher, and hosts software engineering workshops for budding and established coders alike on subjects including but not limited to Mac and iOS programming, advanced debugging techniques, Objective-C and Swift internals, and performance optimization.
He maintains several low-level libraries for Mac and iOS programming, writes the biweekly programming blog Friday Q&A, and has collected it in a self-published eBook, The Complete Friday Q&A: Volume I. Mike has been programming on Apple equipment since the Apple IIGS and got started with Mac OS X when it was still called Rhapsody. He spends his spare time flying sailplanes in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
VP of Administration
Rebecca is VP of Administration, and she’s a natural bookkeeper with a keen ability to remember birthdays. She handles correspondence as well as customer support for the cooperative.
Rebecca has written about philanthropy for The Wall Street Journal. On the weekends, she rides her bicycle in Boulder, Colorado.