free software is a psyop no one needs such thing a license all it does is by default enable corporations to steal your work

idk you but in the middle of my life picking a license was an important point of 'starting a project', it was implicitly unclean to publish code that wasn't under a well chosen free and fsf approved license

what's a free license? a set of rights to everyone. except no one i actually care about will read or honor this license. all it does is enable corporations to use it; with no requirement that they do anything back to me except share their source code in some conditions. and that's not enough by a lot. normalizing this as 'liberation' is fucked up

i am into lowercase free software. share sources. no license. reuse whatever you can use. it's not a problem unless you want to make a business out of it

@CobaltVelvet this happens once a decade, and the main problem is that "open source as a development strategy sold to corporations" took off massively. But that's not my interest.

Here's a reframing: do "intellectual restrictions laws" cause harm? Should govenment-granted monopolies on ideas be a core mechanism in our society?

@cwebber "govenment-granted monopolies on ideas" what even is that and how is it linked

@cwebber i'm not saying enforcing patents and copyrights is a good thing here, at all. those are to be obliterated as well

@cwebber like i'm not advocating for the copyright system as the binary opposite of Free software. i'm saying the Free Software Movement was so busy trying not to be communist that they based their whole ideology on trickle down economics

@CobaltVelvet For all the criticisms one might make of RMS, dude's a socialist

I think you're more critiquing the ESR "open source marketed to large corporations" wing of history

And maybe you think copyleft is insufficient but I used to work at Creative Commons, I sat in the trenches of the "defining noncommercial" stuff. NC doesn't compose, and this approach eventually results in people becoming copyright maximalists... which ultimately helps corporations more than anyone else

@CobaltVelvet Tragedy of the commons is a real problem. It's also a tragedy when in trying to prevent the commons from being exploited, the cure causes more sickness than the disease


@CobaltVelvet (I mean technically this is more the free rider problem than tragedy of the commons, but anyway)

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