I sympathize with the concern driving these hybrid license experiments. I agree corporations parasitizing the software #commons is a problem. But to me, the deeper problem is the corporation being the dominant model of political-economic governance. The more radical solution is replacing tech corporations (and startups aiming for IPO or acquisition) with networks of co-ops, which can collaborate to make sure all commons contributors can thrive. But these hybrid licenses make that harder.
@noplanman yup, there are dozens of these projects. #Liberapay and #OpenCollective, #Flattr and #KoFi, #Patreon, and many more. Figuring out which one(s) to use and how to get them to work for you is hard. I've written about some of the reasons why:
The criticism coming from the No Commercial Use crowd is that these aren't bringing in a living wage for most core maintainers, let alone the same 6 figure salaries as working for the #datafarms and VC-funded startups.
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