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We are happy to announce that all projects in the Jitsi community are switching to the Apache License! Enjoy! :) http://goo.gl/0DLMHT 

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@Alberto, we are just pasting the same message everywhere and the shortener comes from there.

@Claes, if someone didn't care about the open source version of a project and had no intention of maintaining it. then why wouldn't they just let it die? why would they bother changing licenses? Speculations aside, a look at the repository should quickly and clearly show that post-acquisition activity hasn't changed at all compared to pre.

@Jason what you suggest is making everyone share the restriction as opposed to the current state where everyone is sharing the privilege. 

Jitsi at 2015-06-18T19:16:05Z

@Jitsi "share the restriction" is very loaded language, which betrays a clear bias. The restriction, in this case, is the inability to take code with freedom-respecting licenses and lock it up behind anti-freedom proprietary licenses.

lnxwalt@microca.st at 2015-06-18T22:45:31Z

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@Jitsi, But that would also have been a level playing field i.e., everyone also bound by the copyleft terms. Framing it as a "restriction" is only as true is anti-copyleft propaganda makes it.

Jason Self at 2015-06-19T00:38:55Z

@lnxwalt, @Jason, permissive vs copyleft is a debate that we are not going to settle in an identi.ca thread. Both sides have merits and both sorts of licenses have successful projects using them. At the end of the day it comes down to personal judgement and ours is that permissive will give Jitsi more adoption. That's how we'd like to invest our time.

You are free to disagree and invest your time elsewhere. You are also free to take yesterday's version of Jitsi and continue developing it under LGPL. As a matter of fact you can take tomorrow's version of Jitsi and include it in a GPL3 project the opposite being impossible.

Time will tell, which choices were right. 

Jitsi at 2015-06-19T06:44:11Z

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