@dankwraith i have a crappy pet theory that a significant part of the web 2.0 boom was startups profiting off open source work once certain keystone projects reached maturity
@scrollbars its not crappy that is literally exactly what happened
@scrollbars @dankwraith That's not a weird conspiracy theory. Google. Apple. All that shit is built on Linux & BSD, which is free software. They're all app develppers in the POSIX system. If they had to design their own systems from scratch it might end up like... well like Windows...
Silicon Valley trillionares are built on FOSS.
@gozer @dankwraith IMO the last piece to drop was ruby on rails. Once that was in place it became very very easy for a 1-2 person team to launch a “startup” with no software licensing costs. Rails wasn’t the first free framework by any means, but it really streamlined development and lowered the skill/knowledge barrier.
@dankwraith is there a license you'd recommend? i typically use (A)GPLv3
@lynnesbian i honestly dont know at this point, i guess it depends on what you think the project is for. AGPL is nice because it prevents private entities from just wrapping around your code and not releasing it publicly but nobody would use an AGPL project in a game for that reason
@dankwraith this, https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#Anti-996 coming from the FSF, is especially funny, given that the Open Source movement was a counter movement to the Free Software movement
@hirojin holy shit.
@dankwraith you're very welcome.
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