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[News] 'Open' Core Business Fever Spreads to Hadoop, Prevails at Zenoss

  • Subject: [News] 'Open' Core Business Fever Spreads to Hadoop, Prevails at Zenoss
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 19:59:52 +0100
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Hadoop goes 'open core' with Cloudera Enterprise

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| Cloudera â the commercial Hadoop outfit â 
| has unveiled its first for-pay product: 
| Cloudera Enterprise, an augmented version of 
| the open source distributed data crunching 
| platform designed specifically for 
| production environments.


Zenoss Melds Open Source Monitoring With Cisco UCS



Open Core is the New Dual Licensing

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| Which is to say an open source business
| model that will generate marginal revenue
| improvement for firms that employ it, at
| the cost of developer goodwill and
| participation. And, potentially,
| distribution. What open core is not is a
| model that will mitigate the commercial
| limitations of the model sufficiently to
| produce outsized returns similar to
| historical software producers. Nor is it a
| model that ideally aligns customer and
| vendor interests.
| Which is not to say that there is much
| profit in debating its relative merits.
| Curiously, precisely zero of the modelâs
| critics â smart people, all of them â have
| put forward potential remedies for the
| threat they perceive in open core. This is
| because none exist.


Open Core is not a Business Model

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| âOpen Core is the New Dual Licensing
| Modelâ is the last of a chain of
| interesting posts against or in favor of
| open core, coming from different realm of
| experience: the analyst guy Stephen
| OâGrady, the free software evangelist
| Simon Phipps, the hacker Brian Aker and
| last but not least the entrepreneur MÃrten
| Mickos.
| Letâs dig now deeper into what is open
| core to business, and why it is not a
| business model.


Open Core: The worst of both worlds

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| In the end open core software is driven
| by the same incentives as proprietary
| software is. Therefore it suffers from
| the same problems: too much focus on
| features and too little on quality.
| Thatâs the downside of proprietary
| software. But it also inherits the
| problems of open source software. Because
| of the open source community editions you
| have to worry about forks taking your
| customers (e.g. vtiger). To top it off
| they also need to compete against their
| own developer community who will
| reimplement the closed enterprise
| features as add-ons for the open source
| edition. This magnifies the problems
| caused by the feature treadmill and leads
| to a rapid decline in quality.

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