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In the interest of objectivity, I'd change the title to read "Open Core" instead of "Open Source"



Interesting, I never considered called us an open core business, but I agree it is more accurate and edited the blog post in https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/www-gitlab-com/commit/e333cc93...


I'm considering this blog post https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/blog-posts/issues/226 to set the record straight, what do you think?



And this is why GitLab stands out among all others. There's the no-compromises hardcore folks (more power to them/us!), and then there's the obnoxious whatever-for-business folks who don't care about community or ethics or feedback really. GitLab is amazing in just actually listening. Look at this, they went and took the suggestion and care more about honesty and transparency than in the short-term short-sighted impact of insisting their initial wording was right… this is typical of this company that really does listen. Bravo


Thanks quadrangle for your supportive comment! After reading part of the book 'domain driven design' I'm very keen on ensuring all wording is unambiguous, and the suggestion to call it open core was spot on. I added the open core business model to https://about.gitlab.com/about/#stewardship too in https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/www-gitlab-com/commit/f81934f7...


I'm interested to hear your reasoning around this if you get a moment. I think ts very clearly an open source product - all the installers regardless of what 'edition' you choose to deploy are available without any paywall or login via their yum / apt repos, all the code is within them and open to contribute to and inspect.


Ok, we've done that above.


Thanks for the change Daniel! It really helped the conversation here. We'll publish a blog post in minutes where we'll go on the record about being open core https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/www-gitlab-com/commit/85ff2a84...


I am baffled by this editorializing change. Can you explain the philosophy behind it?


The CEO of GitLab is fine with it (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12129755) and it gets us off the but not 100% of everything is open source train to an actual discussion


wlesieutre answered this well. I also commented about it here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12130562.




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