@honiden @aral grim, disappointing, and basically impossible to accept, i will admit. but it is hard for me to see the internet and the commercially motivated mass surveilance it brought as anything other than a curse, a mistake. a pandora’s box that shouldn’t have been opened, even if it wasn’t just monsters that came out, it’s becoming harder and harder to see the costs as worth it.
GPL / CC-BY-SA
but that only applies to software you run on your own devices. when you give your data to a company, you have to trust them not use it for malicious purposes. with GDPR they have to tell that they do it. open tumblr for example, you get a list of hundreds of partners with whom they share your data and the partners also have partners and so on...
@davidak @aral I am not enough of a lawyer to argue the finer points of copyleft vs. e.g MIT,BSD. only that I don’t trust law to serve justice, and it is stacked against the disadvantaged. if it can sometimes be used for justice I won’t complain. Just that i won’t put my faith in high ideals from software people anymore.
the idea behind free software licenses is to use the copyright law for common good, as it gives users rights instead of limiting them
i thought again about GPL vs. MIT. the main difference is that MIT supports closed source. so i could say: if you care about free software, use GPL
even this GitHub site say it https://choosealicense.com/