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NGINX Goes Open Core

Oct 12, 2011, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])

""Despite being somewhat controversial, we think that it's the most valuable approach for open source projects to be open core, in order to provide the commercial features that are really needed," Andrew Alexeev, Nginx co-founder told InternetNews.com. "We're not going to close functionally in the open source project, but rather we will address the items that small companies don't need but the bigger companies do need."

Alexeev noted that large enterprises need the support of a commercial vendor, and they are looking to have better efficiency and control. He stressed that the commercial efforts will not distract from the ongoing efforts to improve the open source product.

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