[License-discuss] Ethical open source licensing - Dual Licensing for Justice

Gil Yehuda gyehuda at verizonmedia.com
Wed Feb 26 18:41:54 UTC 2020

I'm confident that success at, um, fending this attack will benefit from
our calm responses to the issues and our avoidance of responses that
undermine the effectiveness of this list or further feed into the politics.
This is not my first time seeing this conversation come up, nor it is
yours. OSD is not so fragile, nor is your counterattack so effective as to
be helpful. Given the public nature of open source conversations, the
expectations we have to participate in professional discourse, etc. let's
focus on ensuring the OSD continues to define open source properly.

Let me suggest that OSI members review the candidates who are running for
the 2020 Board of Directors for the OSI and consider their vote

Gil Yehuda: I help with external technology engagement

>From the Open Source Program Office
<https://developer.yahoo.com/opensource/docs/> at Yahoo --> Oath - ->
Verizon Media

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:09 PM Eric S. Raymond <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:

> Gil Yehuda via License-discuss <license-discuss at lists.opensource.org>:
> > Personally I'm confused about the details of the ESD, but that's OK, if I
> > wanted to, I'd join the working group and learn more about it.
> Here is everything you need to know about the ESD:
> * Its originator is a toxic loonytoon who believes "show me the code"
>   meritocracy is at best outmoded and in general a sinister supremacist
>   plot by straight white cisgender males.
> * The actual goal of the movement behind the ESD is to install political
>   officers on every open-source project, passing on what constitutes
> "ethical"
>   and banishing contributors for wrongthink.  Even off-project wrongthink.
> * They have already had an alarming degree of success at this through
>   the institution of "Codes of Conduct" on many projects.  This *has*
>   led to the expulsion of productive contributors for un-PCness; it's
>   not just a problem in theory.
> * The "Persona Non Grata" clause is best understood as an attempt to
> paralyze
>   resistance to such political ratfucking by subverting the
> freedom-centered
>   principles of OSI.  It is very unlikely to be the last such attempt.
> Make no mistake; we are under attack. If we do not recognize the
> nature of the attack and reject it, we risk watching the best features
> of the open-source subculture be smothered by identity politics and
> vulgar Marxism.
> --
>                 <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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