TagOpen Source

Open Source Licenses

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There are hundreds of open source licenses, based on the idea of free (as in liberty) software. I gave a presentation for the UTU course Intellectual Property Rights and Research examining open source licenses. Too long; didn’t read Short summary on choosing an open-source license: Want it open, easy and don’t care about much else? You probably want MITWant it open, but forbid adaptations...

TETHICS 2020 Presentation on Open Source Censorship

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While open source is often regarded synonymous with free (as in freedom), this is not always the case. Some Mastodon clients have implemented censorship in the way of hard-coded domain blocking, by forwarding Gab users to a RickRoll video instead of allowing them to log in. While this is allowed in GPL, it is clearly against the spirit of free software, making applications employing such...