Feedback appreciated for "There is no Free Software company - But!"

Matthias Kirschner mk at
Mon Nov 28 15:49:18 UTC 2016

* amunizp <a75576 at> [2016-11-17 13:57:09 +0000]:

> Sounds good. Where would 'open core' or 'open surface' fall?

The idea is to have something more useful than such labels. E.g. a part
of the offer could be proprietary because it is a connector to a
proprietary software not important for the functionality, and you
legally cannot publish it under a Free Software license. That should not
be on the same level as important pieces of functionality missing. 


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