#148 Relicense under AGPL

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opened 2 months ago by jhabdas · 1 comments
jhabdas commented 2 months ago

The point of switching After Dark earlier MIT to WTFPL was to ease up licensing after an infringing copy of After Dark made its way onto the Hugo Theme site. It was clear to me then traditional Expat and BSD licenses are nothing more than landmines waiting to be stepped on.

Since the Bulma flap I’ve spent several hundred hours getting informed on open source licensing and software freedom, which is why we are now switching the code over to GPL.

In that regard the history of this repo has been rewritten and:

  • All non-Josh commits have been dropped (~10 commits or so)
  • All commits back to the Initial Commit have been PGP-signed

I have opened 2 issues for the things I’d like brought back in following the switch (collectively 2 commits from two authors).

WTFPL has served us well in helping ensure proprietary software was not produced using After Dark. But WTFPL is not a free software license nor does it prevent the spread of freedom-restricting software.

The point of switching After Dark earlier MIT to WTFPL was to ease up licensing after an infringing copy of After Dark [made its way](https://habd.as/code/after-dark/) onto the Hugo Theme site. It was clear to me then traditional Expat and BSD licenses are [nothing more than landmines](https://writing.kemitchell.com/2019/03/09/Deprecation-Notice.html#mit-and-bsd-attribution-is-a-land-mine) waiting to be stepped on. Since the Bulma flap I've spent **several hundred hours** getting informed on open source licensing and software freedom, which is why we are now switching the code over to GPL. In that regard the history of this repo has been rewritten and: - All non-Josh commits have been dropped (~10 commits or so) - All commits back to the Initial Commit have been PGP-signed I have opened 2 issues for the things I'd like brought back in following the switch (collectively 2 commits from two authors). WTFPL has served us well in helping ensure proprietary software [was not produced](https://writing.kemitchell.com/2017/03/29/OSS-Business-Perception-Report.html) using After Dark. But WTFPL is not a free software license nor does it prevent the spread of freedom-restricting software.
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