idk you but in the middle of my #foss 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
@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 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
@cwebber ok by movement there i meant from then to now, and that greater failure is partly theirs. dude is indeed a socialist but i usually find his socialism petty even for a socialist
@CobaltVelvet I'm not defending RMS as much as I'm trying to define where the problems are, and saying that "basing the whole ideology on trickle down economics" is a giant handwave that's untrue
@cwebber free software as a whole simply ignores away the whole question of how wealth is displaced through it. developers don't get paid? oh well it's just a kink in the market. get a real job on the side to fund your library. get a grant lmao. make a cooperative platform to reward workers per lines of code with a blockcha
how does it sustains itself? oh well the money will eventually reach the population somehow, and workers will automatically emerge. push them a little harder if not. convince them it's Fun somehow and make them paid for it
there is no way to solve capitalism with licenses. corporations must burn or fight for a crumb of right to use my work
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