isn't it STRANGE how all the 'post-open source' licenses only put restrictions on users and distributors, but nothing on developers? like i haven't seen a license that says 'this software must be fully accessible by those with disabilities' or 'this software must not include tracking code'
like there's a ton of licenses talking about how the software musn't be used for things like or things like fossil fuels, nuclear power (uh?), forest burning (ok fuck firefighters i guess), all these things that will obviously not have an actual impact outside making the author feel good- but any clauses that would have an impact on the software itself and protect or empower users are nowhere to be seen
@jookia it's neoliberal as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck
the only decisions that matter are individual ones and also other people are making bad choices not me
@anna i think it just focuses on the wrong issues, though in the end it's not like i'm going to even look at code under a nonfree license let alone use it
@jookia and while there's plenty of garbage well-meaning free software out there (i could write a fucking doctorate thesis on the awful shit that has happened to me thanks to Mastodon's technical design and choices just in the last week) it's at least, you know, something you can work with and comment on and not, say, run into obstacles with if one wanted to write a thesis
@anna i dunno, the GPL and other copyleft can stop that despite being free
@jookia https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/21st-century-communications-and-video-accessibility-act-cvaa not a license, but a law - but it ensures some of that
@a7 i think most those laws only apply to government workings
@jookia it applies to companies as well - menus, set top boxes - etc - for example google fiber was granted a wavier last year - https://www.fcc.gov/television-and-set-top-box-controls-menus-program-guides has a large list of companies and sectors granted waivers until tbd
@a7 interesting! i hope this makes an actual difference
@jookia ya i think its pretty good in spirit and execution on higher profit entities, but i think it might prove too much a burden for independent OSS developers at, time to be determined.
@self nah, i'm not taking it anywhere. i'm fine with the existing licenses for deailing with copyright, this is just my criticism of licenses that add extra nonfree terms
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