I wrote about how we, F/LOSS lovers, need to drop toxic 'heroes' and need to either reform or move on from organizations that WON'T help v2.jacky.wtf/post/intersection

@jalcine I really like this post, thanks for sharing -- reading through this, this is my first time reading the Parity license text.

Clause 1 I think fails the DFSG, via the "desert island test". If I make any modification, this license compels me to contribute that, which is not possible in e.g. an internet-disconnected environment. (For comparison, GPL differs in that provision only kicks in on distribution.)

@ehashman The Parity license does definitely fall short there (I didn't even consider that case tbh). And it doesn't seem like any of the other licenses cover that licensezero.com/licenses


@jalcine @ehashman

Licenses are a little like filesystems: They are foundational. One may find quite a lot of work crumbles when an unanticipated behavior manifests itself. Thus, many will be loathe to adopt them until their strengths and weaknesses are well established and understood.

Mentioning Pam Chestek is apt: If we're to avoid another bad breakout of engineer's disease, we probably need to bring them in soonest.

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