The open source movement has taken center stage in software development, and its influence echoes through other areas of life such as open culture and open data. Many software companies hope to cement both their revenue sources and their status in open source communities by offering a mixture of open source (also called free) and closed (proprietary) software. The combination is generally called open core.
Despite the widespread adoption of open core software by many companies, we find that it tends to have negative long-term impacts on vendors and customers alike. On your journey through this report, you can form your own judgments.
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In this video, we compare between Open Source vs. Traditional Proprietary.