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Open Core

This is the use of the same open source or free software stuff as a base, and then putting customised stuff on top of it. While this can be done properly, it tends not to be.

The best known example of this is the Tivo, who additionally tried to lock down the hardware in such a way thet they breached the license that the software was under, leading to this abuse of opencore to be known as Tivoisation.

see also this good article about the Abuses at the Heart of Open Core.