Episode 85

Does This Make FOSS Better or Worse


September 11th, 2018

59 mins 55 secs

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Does This Make FOSS Better or Worse | Ask Noah Show 85

Does the "Commons Clause" help the commons? The Commons Clause was announced recently along with several projects moving portions of their code base under it. It's an additional restriction intended to be applied to existing open source licenses with the effect of preventing the work from being sold. We play devils advocate and tell you why this might not be such a bad thing. As always your calls go to the front of the line, and we give you the details on how you can win free stuff in the Telegram group!

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  • mjg59 | The Commons Clause doesn't help the commons
  • Commons Clause License
  • Commons Clause stops open-source abuse | TechCrunch
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