"Open core is the hot new buzzword in the open source business
"The idea is that you make the center of your product open
source, but put the rest under a paid license. This is supposed to
make your venture capital backers happy. You gain the benefits of
open source but customers aren’t “stealing” the
"This is not a new idea. Eclipse licenses are all about
development companies sharing a common store and selling
proprietary extensions. The whole idea of an
“enterprise” product distinct from the
“community” one is a form of open core in action."
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