Our Distinguished Technologist, Bradley M. Kuhn, wrote an in-depth discussion of the dangers of #MongoDB's attempt to control the future of #copyleft, with suggestions on what license drafters must do to respect the community & ease #OSI's burden. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/oct/16/mongodb-copyleft-drafting/
@bradfa in the Understanding MongoDB's Business Model paragraph, it seems to be critical of the "selling exceptions" business model in this case of MongoDB's application of the model. However, many companies using GPLv3 follow this same business model (a classic example is Qt). I'm unclear as to how this model (which is independent of the SSPL license choice) advances the other arguments. Perhaps it's just to set the context for the rest of the analysis, but it's always a shakedown more-or-less.
@mdp you're right that there's mixed messages about MongoDB's new license and GPLv3 being used as a shakedown for customers to buy a proprietary license. They're similar threads but definitely different aspects that shouldn't be conflated.
I think the root of it is having one entity own the copyright for copyleft works which allows them to relicense how ever they see fit, but then again the FSF does this for many projects, even if the FSF does historically have good intentions and are a charity
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