What's your opinion on software split into an open source community version and a closed source pro version with more features?


@skunksarebetter Generally negative. This has cropped up under various whitewashes over the decades since open-source became a thing ("Open Core" is the one I remember most clearly).

The #1 thing that never changes is that it presents an economic incentive to cripple the open-source version.

An example of a healthier model would be "free for self-hosting, subsidized by the vendor's cloud-hosted offering".

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