Sweden’s newly created public sector digitalisation hub, has adopted a policy for its use of #OpenSource. “We want to be open and accessible, and make it easy for partners to benefit from the knowledge we build” - That's great. Only the argument for non-protecting licenses is a little bit misguiding. https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection/open-source-observatory-osor/news/tax-funded-source-code #publicCode #FreeSoftware #policy
@bjoern Good news. But interesting/disappointing that they felt only APL/2BSD allow "commercial use".
@downey indeed, often organisations want to "commercially exploit" Free Software if they prefer non-protecting licences. For real commercial use most organisations prefer protecting licenses or other legal constructs like a strong governance body to guarantee a level playing field. But why introduce and maintain another legal layer if the right license choice does already the trick?
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