Open Core and OSI
Jul 07, 2010, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Simon Phipps is correct: Open Core is Bad for You, the "you"
here being you and me, end users:
"The open core model exploits open source and is a game on
software freedom. The fact the game is played does not invalidate
software freedom, but it suggests we need to revisit definitions
and make the game harder to play.
"Open core is a game on rather than a valid expression of
software freedom, because it does not cultivate software freedom
for the software user.
"Mark Radcliff worries that the anti-open core position will
scare away VC investment. So be it. But here's my question: what is
OSI's position in this debate? With both men associated with OSI,
it's getting confusing."