Mike Linksvayer

a first?: proprietary relicensing of AGPL project as crowdfunding incentive

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Looks like an open source Digital Ocean interace clone. Great.

Check out the $199 reward: "You'll be granted a non-copyleft license for the sources, compared to the default AGPL. Choose this if you want to keep secret the source code of your custom modules. We'll treat your bug reports with highest priority. You also receive a $149 reward."

They do require copyright assignment: https://github.com/virtkick/virtkick-website/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md

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I'm not subscribed to that.

Jason Self at 2014-10-29T21:38:05Z

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>> Jason Self:

“I'm not subscribed to that.”

You're missing out. Technically this discussion requires a disclosure on list anyhow since Mike and I are both parties to it under Harvey Birdman Rule...I think.

Stephen Michael Kellat at 2014-10-30T00:33:37Z

I'm confused about why people are upset—you sign a copyright assignment which already lets them create a proprietary fork. The IndieGoGo reward just lets someone else do that. Agreed, that's an extremely inexpensive proprietary license, but why is the chance a 3rd party who gets this license creates a proprietary version any worse than the copyright owners doing it?

uıɐɾ ʞ ʇɐɯɐs at 2014-10-30T21:07:48Z