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Enabling open core

Oct 05, 2009, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fred Trotter)

"To achieve this you have to recognize that our community does not share universal motivations. The most important detail that you need to understand about our community is the ways in which we we relate to proprietary software.

"There are two general ways of thinking about how to relate to proprietary software within the FOSS movement.

"There are those that believe that the most important potential feature in software is the ability to change and share it with restriction, which is software freedom.

"Others in the FOSS community feel that the important issue is that we have a good method for collaboratively developing good software and if people want to make money selling software that restricts freedom (the definition of proprietary software) thats fine."

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