Can someone help me understand?

If #OpenSource is "free labor for corporations", how exactly is it not *also* "free labor for individuals" or small groups of citizens?

#FreeSoftware #FLOSS #FOSS #t

@downey Throw in a GPL license and it's free labor for everyone. Everyone benefits by using the GPL.

@Lofenyy @downey Freedom is not something the GPL endorses.
Id rather use the MPL if it were for copyleft.

@Lofenyy @downey The GPL is just long - very LONG and just something I wont read, even most contracts I signed were much shorter than that.
It has heavy licensing issues when it comes to code integration with other licenses, see e.g. Linux.

@nifker @downey You don't like it because it's a restrictive license, meaning you can do less with it?

@nifker @downey In that case, I think you might not understand how the restrictions of the GPL carry with it some benefits that cannot be had with purely unrestricted licenses.

The main thing is the copyleft nature. A long time ago, we very quickly discovered that once info was either a public domain dedication or was licenced with an unrestricted license, it could benefit everyone.



@Lofenyy @downey Copyleft, depends on the project for me, but the GPL is just a no for me.

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