"I don't know about every commercial OSS product out there, but
the above situation holds for more OSS products than you'd think.
And you'd be surprised to find several leading OSS vendors whose
Proprietary Open Source products are Proprietary and closed source
(so you'd be stuck at #2 above). Don't take my word for it. If
you're interested spend a few minutes checking out the product
pages of the most popular commercial OSS vendors.
"Look, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Proprietary
Open Source model. I have stressed the value of products and tried
to explain that support minimizes the value of the product
FLOSS Ruminations: Of False Dichotomies and 'Proprietary Open
"On the Open Sources blog, Savio Rodrigues goes to great lengths
to basically say 'It's proprietary Open Source! Not that there's
anything wrong with that...' Savio's point is to define as
'proprietary open source' when you cannot post your modifications
upstream into the canonical project.
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