@kaniini @starbreaker @rysiek @cwebber

This is something I have to reflect upon.

I'm under the impression that commercial exploitation destroys anything good that comes from hacking.

Linux included.

At times, I'd like a license stricter then AGPL for my code, just to protect it from "the market".

And I refuse to accept that being commercial is the only way to be useful to people. That's the ethics of Capitalism, and I don't like it.

@Shamar @kaniini @starbreaker @rysiek I'm skeptical of and concerned about commercial exploitation too. Problem is, "noncommercial" doesn't fix the things you'll expect it to, and will prevent things you want.

Here's a question: if Linux were noncommercial, should a community run nonprofit be legally allowed to run it in a commercially run hosting service / datacenter? Even if the hosting service profits from it? Can the cooperative collect dues?


@Shamar @kaniini @starbreaker @rysiek Note that I said Linux and not GNU here because Linux was once under an NC license and GNU never was ;P

@cwebber @Shamar @kaniini @starbreaker @rysiek If I recall correctly, it was GNU/FSF who encouraged them to be less strict in that regard. Kind've goes against their reputation but totally makes since given their writing.

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