Folks pushing proprietary no-commercial-use licenses (#EthicalSource/ #FairSource etc) are trying to get voted onto the board of the #OSI #OpenSource Initiative, to push the nonsense that their licenses are a kind of #OpenSource". In the early 2000s corporate interests set out to marginalize the #SoftwareFreedom movement by taking control of the #OSI. It's time to return the favour. If you are an OSI member, please vote for board candidates committed to the #FourFreedoms:
"Twitter poll I ran on this topic got answered by 1200 people—that’s twice the total membership of the OSI—the majority of which thought a Hippocratic-style license was a no-brainer."
He gives hat-tips to Ehmke,
Byrd-Sanicki, and #JoshSimmons. A ticket with shared goals? Like Byrd-Sanicki and Simmons, he's very keen to stop OSI being a member-run organisation, that elects representatives to handle day-to-day governance.
@clacke loads of #libre #commons organisations have been gradually corporatized like this, resulting in unprincipled decisions being made for staff convenience, pleasing funders etc. #CC being colonized by #Slack, #Mozilla shipping #Firefox with #SurveillanceCapitalism search engines and allowing proprietary bits to creep into it (eg Adobe EME module), Linux Foundation ... well ... heaps of examples there, see #TechRights.org.
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