Groklaw: "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"
on 07/07/2010 – Made popular on 07/07/2010
The H Open: "Simon Phipps, recently elected member of the board of the Open Source Initiative, has announced he has been asked by the board to create a group to develop a new member-led governance charter for the organization."
ZDNet: "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 software."
Enterprise Networking Planet: "Open source network monitoring and management vendor Zenoss is out this week with a new version of its commercial Zenoss Enterprise platform. Zenoss Enterprise 3 is built on an open core model, with the core product based on the Zenoss Core open source project and including some proprietary bits on top."
Opensource.com: "Building a community is core to all open source projects. In fact, an open source project that lacks a community is likely missing the point of being open source. So what happens when your open project is designed to create communities?"
the H Open: "As open source becomes more widely accepted, an obvious growth path for them is to be bought by a bigger, traditional software company. The concern then becomes: how does the underlying open source code fare in those circumstances?"