Appendix B. Being Part of the Community

An important aspect of Zabbix is its open source nature. Zabbix is a true open source solution—it's not "open core", and it doesn't have an Enterprise version or some proprietary plugins. Such approaches could be labeled as "fake open source". All components of Zabbix are completely open source; there are no closed or hidden components. Its developers have undertaken to keep Zabbix that way—feel free to look this up in the Zabbix conference 2013 videos: see the opening speech by Zabbix creator Alexei Vladishev, around 27 minutes and 30 seconds in.

Besides being open source, a lot of Zabbix development happens out in the open, too. That makes it easy to closely follow the development and to get community support. ...

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