Advertising "open core" software

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Apr 14 01:24:20 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-04-14 at 06:33 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi,
> Open core, for those not familiar with the term is the business model of
> keeping some key features closed and selling a proprietary product where
> the "core" functionality is free and open source.  Two features in the
> feature list are such software
> Zarafa groupware and IntelliJ IDEA, IDE for Java have a number of
> features that is only available in their proprietary product.
> Do we care?  I am concerned about this.

It did bug me a bit about Zarafa. I'd rather prefer to promote
eGroupware, myself...that's what I pushed for in the infrastructure
group discussion on calendaring software.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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