✍ Open Core: Bad For Software Freedom

The open core model is being feted as the new default open source business model. But I assert it does not deliver and sustain the principle that delivers cost savings and flexibility to the customer – software freedom. As a consequence, businesses who live-or-die by open core risk the fate of Compiere ERP unless they can manage the incredibly delicate balance their customers will discover they demand. Mårten Mickos and Andrew Lampitt may disagree, but I assert that open core is bad for business. Read more on ComputerWorld UK.

☞ World and Universe

  • “Why isn’t the open crowd more open-minded?” — Another person observing the indisputable fact that the open source and free software worlds are rife with sectarianism. To answer the question, it is a consequence of the passion people have combined with the nature of the issue and the one fact no-one feels free to seriously mention, the fact that much of the brilliance in the community is a consequence of the focus that Aspergers delivers.
  • This has been an important meeting place for legislators from southern Europe in previous years and I anticipate it will once again be a crucial venue for the advancement of political agendas implementing open source strategies.
  • A venn diagram that proves Doctor Who is in fact the ultimate scifi story.
  • Glyn’s conclusion is “not yet” but the rest of his analysis certainly rings true for me.
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