Long, sprawling and very good write up by DHH on GPL vs. MIT, scarcity in software and the correct attitude for developers open source software.

world.hey.com/dhh/i-won-t-let-

He expressed very thoroughly my thoughts on why I've always used BSD over GPL for what I did and do.

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I may be accused of hypocrisy for supporting @conservancy in their ongoing legal fight against Vizio for violating GPL. I do it because I respect the right of an author to choose in what way their creation should or should not be used even if I don't agree with it.

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@conservancy also, DHH got older, less abrasive and deep! Good :-) Apparently we're almost the same age, so that checks out too.

@isagalaev probably less abrasive now, but that story with major part of the staff resigning doesn’t speak up to that :)

@asolovyov I don't think that has to do anything with his abrasiveness. From what I understood back then, Basecamp's corporate position on banning internal political discussions sat wrong with many people, so the leadership made a very generous severance offer, and about 20 people took it up. I think the disagreement was handled as mature as it could.

@isagalaev I’m a little lazy to search up all links honestly, but DHH wrote that blog post publicly before showing it to employees. Given that this post was written in response to a really dumb internal conflict this does not seem mature to me.

@asolovyov I'm hazy on the details as well, you may be right. But hey, may be that was one of the lessons he learned :-)

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