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Open Source Licenses


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


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...