Its first time for me with ipfire my question is ipfire stay open source can i trust with it to be open source forever or after some time will see some change with there license like some other platform .
Hi @mustafan ,
Maybe this will help:
I understand your concern.
But being part of the community for many years now, I can assure you that a switch to a partly closed software model is very unlikely.
To produce a paid software product in the field of IPFire, you need a certain amount of paid developpers. This isn’t the fact in this project. The IPFire project lives with and from a great community of volunteers.
As Michael stated in his blog article, in the field of security software it is necessary to know the source of all parts. Only in this way I can really trust in my internet access device.
Most ( if not all) of the ‘old’ members of the community trust in this structure. A change would produce a loss of many of them. This means also loss of support, which is contraproductive for the product.
Just my opinion.
its nice to hear there’s realy open source project i can trust it , after i see Michael blog and your opinion we decide to replace our 3 pfsense machine with ipfire in our data center .
Welcome to the project!