Don't let your Open Source get ##commonsclaused! Read about how the #CommonsClause restricts your software freedom. Despite the opposition's rhetoric, #FOSS *is* sustainable without turning it into proprietary software; it's what we do here at #Conservancy. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/aug/22/commons-clause/
@conservancy Well put. Attempts to legitimize proprietary licenses in the name of FLOSS have been going on and mostly failing for a long time, most notably in my memory since 2006 when Microsoft had a major pr campaign for the "open community-building spirit of Microsoft’s Shared Source Initiative", https://news.microsoft.com/2006/06/27/microsoft-launches-codeplex-a-new-collaborative-development-portal/. Individuals and their donations to support orgs like @conservancy and @fsf play a key role in that.
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