O'Reilly Report
The Benefits of Open Source and the Risks of Open Core
Brett Orr
General Manager Bigmate


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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What is Open Core and Why You Should Avoid It

In this webinar we cover the risk factors that affect your open source implementation strategy and how to recognize potential open core lock-in situations.

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The Advantages of Adopting Open Source Software

In this video, we compare between Open Source vs. Traditional Proprietary.

Open Source is Quickly Becoming Enterprise’s First Choice

Open source skepticism has rightfully waned and open source popularity has increased even among enterprises—for good reason.

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