@mikegerwitz by the way, already some time ago I wrote down my thoughts on how a ethical code hosting platform could look like https://www.schiessle.org/articles/2016/02/12/the-next-generation-of-code-hosting-platforms/
@mikegerwitz I don't say that software freedom is less important. My point is that software freedom is much more than the JS license of a SaaS solution. Software freedom is only meaningful if I can exercise my freedom in a meaningful way. That's why I also consider the AGPL extremely important. With a SaaS solution I only have (software) freedom if I can take the code, modify it and run a modified version of a similar service with my data...
@mikegerwitz ... This only works if the whole stack is Free Software. Just free JS means almost nothing to my practical software freedom. You could compare it to tivoization if you want. In order to have real software freedom I need to be able to exercise my freedom, having just the few bit which run on the browser as Free Software is necessary but not enough.
@mikegerwitz @mikegerwitz it is not that I disagree with you on your point. I just have the feeling we are concentrating to much on one point while missing the overall picture of software freedom in the world of SaaS. It is no longer just about the software running physically on your machine, that's why the AGPL is so important. I think I will write a blog about my opinion on this topic once I have some time. Wanted to do this anyway already for a long time.
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