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Bruce Perens quits Open Source Initiative amid row over new data-sharing crypto license: 'We've gone the wrong way with licensing'

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Re: "And this is absolutely normal"

What if things start to come with licenses incompatible with each other, so you can't use them together, just because the designer or producer believes he or she could change mankind?

I'm not seeing the problem. If a software package has a license you dislike, don't use it. Find an alternative or write your own.

No one's entitled to free software. Personally, I'm perfectly happy with the authors of open-source software slapping all sorts of conditions into their licenses. If a license is onerous or problematic, people won't use the package. Developers who want their work adopted widely will use conventional FOSS licenses that are compatible with those of other packages.

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