From Slashdot comment on ‘SugarCRM 6 Released, But Is It Open Source?’ (* I think he meant free as in free beer).
Very insightful and worth reading comment that sums up all the downsides I’ve seen in open core based products.
You may argue that the open core model helps the company use an open source development model while keep making money in the old-fashioned-way just selling licenses, but it won’t happen: there won’t be an open source community, because it would be enemy of your business model (which is selling licenses!).
- usebox posted this