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seeing multiple mentions of TOS as allowing them to do anything with any free software contained there, irrespective of license

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

thenewstack.io/this-week-in-pr

This is false (see my response to HN comment), but the really scary thing is it's being spread around as a fait accompli.

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(I stopped mirroring software to github in 2017 because of this TOS wording. The free software community, on average, have not given it any consideration.)

@joeyh Can you elaborate? I think you're saying the ToS doesn't allow GH to do *anything* (I would agree with you there) but also that there are things objectionable in the ToS. I looked over the section the articles are talking about and I'm not quite seeing the objectionable bits -- but I am most definitely open to learning what they are.

@jgoerzen TOS does not apply to code written by people who have not agreed to TOS and upload by others. That's all.

The TOS almost certianly allows them to do a lot of things.

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