Concerns about Linux future
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I think you may have a fundamental misunderstanding of software licensing. It’s not unheard of for major open source projects (Akka is the most recent one I’ve come across) where a project releases a new version on a more restrictive BSD or proprietary license. Plenty of things written for Linux might change to proprietary licenses, but as far as Linux itself goes, it would be far too hard of an undertaking to try and relicense Linux into a nonfree or business permissible proprietary license. Open source is why vulnerabilities in Linux take little to no time to close compared to those in Windows or MacOS or other proprietary, closed source operating systems, because all the code and vulnerability is laid bare under open source licenses.

Libreoffice is offering a cloud service to compete with OnlyOffice, another open source but business permissible licensed product. I don’t think LibreOffice intends on charging end users as much as it wants to find pathways to fund the project. Microsoft makes millions of dollars from enterprise Office licenses, shouldn’t LibreOffice at least have a way to absorb some profit if a business decides to use them instead? Suggested donations only go so far, and companies are far greedier and malevolent than people make them out to be.
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Concerns about Linux future - by Chief - 10-01-2022, 10:30 AM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by Chief - 10-01-2022, 08:39 PM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by user641 - 10-02-2022, 02:32 AM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by Chief - 10-02-2022, 09:45 AM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by commiecam - 10-02-2022, 07:22 AM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by tophneal - 10-03-2022, 08:34 AM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by Chief - 10-03-2022, 01:03 PM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by zetabeta - 10-03-2022, 01:24 PM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by Chief - 10-03-2022, 04:43 PM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by commiecam - 10-09-2022, 12:06 PM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by KC9UDX - 10-03-2022, 03:42 PM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by elitegamercody - 10-04-2022, 12:42 PM
RE: Concerns about Linux future - by thaleszop - 01-20-2023, 05:23 AM

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