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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."

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