Monty WideniusThe founder of MySQL proposed Business Source, a new monetization model of open source software

Michael Widenius, founder of the MySQL and MariaDB, in the process of considering possible new ways to monetize open source software offered to discuss a new concept of Business Source.

Business Source essence is to ensure that access to the product and its source code are only paid subscribers for the remaining code is sent to public access after a period of being in a restricted access. For example, after three years of limited distribution code is proposed to publish under a standard open licenses. Continue reading