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Making Money with OpenSource Software

Enterprise Edition en vogue?

Just coming back from the Liferay European Symposium where it has been revealed that Liferay Inc. is planning an Enterprise Edition of their OpenSource portal product, I've learnt that SpringSource also plans to provide such an edition for its Springframework.

Both products have before only been available as OpenSource version with the usual free support and maintenance periods. Optionally there was professional support available from both companies as well as from third parties.

Now both of them reach out for the enterprise – providing longer (as in multiple years) support for older versions and there has been some cry out from the community (read the serverside thread for SpringSource, I yet haven't seen this for LR, but have heard fearful reactions during the symposium.


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