Is this aggression? I produce some source code and release it under the GPL, which requires that if you use the code in a program you create and distribute, you must release the source code of that program. You download the source code and then use it in a piece of software you produce. You… Continue reading Is the GPL aggression?
Copyleft communism and the innovation it facilitates
In my prior post, I remarked about the amusing case of tech libertarians who fashion themselves self-made geniuses despite the fact that they rely heavily upon the communistically developed free open source software (Linux, GNU, PHP, MySQL, HTTP servers, etc.) that form the foundation of the entire modern web and app economy. I want to… Continue reading Copyleft communism and the innovation it facilitates
The amusing case of tech libertarians
One of the remarkable things about tech libertarians and the culture that surrounds them is that the modern tech economy is only possible because of more socialistic endeavors. By this I don’t mean the by now hackneyed point that the internet was the fruit of public research while the world wide web was gifted to… Continue reading The amusing case of tech libertarians