Everyone: Big Tech should support #FLOSS developers, who develop tools Big Tech was built on, so that important FLOSS projects are well-maintained, quickly patched, and secure.
Google: pay us to access versions of open-source software we audited ourselves.
@icedquinn it's only available to customers of Google Cloud. So, yes.
But I am going to bet that you will not find a single AGPLed project in there. Google is allergic to enforceable copyleft:
> WARNING: Code licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) MUST NOT be used at Google.
So, the strong-copyleft side of the code commons is not going to be colonized.
@rysiek Don't mind me, auditting XZ myself... Then I'll audit FontyFruity!
Certainly I welcome Google's auditting efforts, though I don't trust their package repo to line up with what interests me...
@rysiek Then again Google's package repo will almost certainly be better than the one Microsoft bought!
@rysiek Eh, Red Hat has been doing this for years, and it's really a pretty good business model. It provides as a paid service the part that nobody wants to do, but everybody wants to have.
Also, personally I'd like to keep big tech and money out of open source, they don't mix well.
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