NGINX Goes Open Core

“”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