Why I Am Pro-GPL
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Good post, Chris! The way in which Microsoft took code of the lax/permissively-licensed Atom editor and turned it into the proprietary spyware* of Visual Studio Code made me more keenly aware of the the potential downsides of using non-copyleft license.
*This isn't hyperbole. The license terms for Visual Studio Code gives MS permission to send usage data back to Microsoft, and forbids you from blocking transmission of that usage data.
No, read the HN thread! ( https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9923718 ) It has some good comments like:
> the question is "which kind of end user would want to switch a JPEG encoder…
No, that's completely missing the point. It's like "We don't need freedom of speech, because most people have nothing interesting to say".