The Slur “Open Core”: Toward More Diligent Analysis

Posted by mariuz on Mar 7, 2011 12:52 PM EDT; By Bradley M. Kuhn
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Canonical, Ltd.'s new business model of choice — proprietary relicensing (once trailblazed by MySQL AB) — was also barely legitimate. In one literal sense, that's still true: it's legitimate in the sense that it doesn't violate GPL. In the sense of software freedom morality, I think proprietary relicensing harms the Free Software community too much, and that it was therefore a mistake to ever tolerate it.

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