Open Core Debate: The Battle for a Business Model

Article Source FOSSBazaar
April 23, 2009, 2:24 am

LinuxInsider covers the debate about the “open core” (hybrid) FOSS business model: “Is software truly open source More about open source if you pay for additional features? Your answer may depend on whether you side with the purists or the, ah, not-so-pure. A recent trend entering the debate involves the marketing of so-called open core software. This morphed business model is not what many open source supporters consider “pure” open source. However, open core may come to be the standard bearer in the business software arena.”