Back in January, in my introduction to open-source software licensing, I offhandedly stated my opposition to the Free Software Foundation’s philosophy of copyleft and promised a more detailed blog post later. Finally, almost a year later (!), here is my full reasoning.
Continue reading “Hypocrisy and Hurds: About Copyleft”
So go ahead, quote me to your heart’s content or whatever you want. I’d appreciate being told if you use it, but you don’t need to. There are more details on the about page if you need them.
I am not an attorney or remotely trained in this in any way, shape or form. None of this is formal legal advice. That said, it isn’t illegal advice either – it’s just advice. Also, I live in Canada. While most of copyright law should be the same in most of the world, you might want to look into your country’s laws just in case. Take this entire post with a grain of sand.
Did you write some code? Good! Do you want to open-source it? Great!
Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. I’d really like it to be, but it isn’t. There are two paths from code to release, proprietary and open-source, but both ways lead into a maze of twisty little passages, all alike. For the open-source option, I (and many, many others) can help. Continue reading “A Short Guide to Licensing Open-Source Software”