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Open to the core - The pragmatic freedom

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Everyone seems to have an opinion on the open core debate, and a popular opinion seems to inflict some sort of excommunication to anyone having a less than pure open source monetization process. Therefore I thought that I would add some unsolicited input to this matter.

Now, what is a pure open source monetization process?

The answers to that question echo the armchair soccer coaches who have been entertaining the world with their wrong predictions, while teams with less theory and more practice have advanced to better results.

A popular theory is that a project must be 100% open source, no matter what, and the ensuing monetization process must be modeled after projects X, Y, and Z, which have practiced that for ages with brilliant results.

I have two observations for the supporters of this theory:




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