[License-discuss] [License-review] Evolving the License Review process for OSI
Christopher Sean Morrison
brlcad at mac.com
Mon Jun 3 17:10:04 UTC 2019
> The greatest threat to FLOSS is not an absence of software, but government regulation which contradicts the underlying policy goals of FLOSS.
> GOSS is different than other OSS not so much in that there is government specific policies within copyright/patent and other laws granting exclusive rights, or even the extremely risk averse nature of bureaucrats, but that the government is the creator/modifier//distributor of those laws.
From my perspective having been on the Gov’t side of software development for decades now, I feel compelled to say I disagree with these points. I believe most U.S. federal Gov’t developers that have any Open Source proclivity or experience would disagree. As I also feel this tangent is increasingly off-topic with the subject thread so I will leave it at that, save elaborations for another thread another time, and thank you for the discourse.
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