GNU Guix launches
Posted Nov 27, 2012 4:13 UTC (Tue) by rgmoore
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Which, I guess, would include things like what happened with Honeycomb, where Google decided not to release the source because the branch was a dead end. That's a risk any time you get software from a company (or project) that holds all the copyright, since they can arbitrarily relicense it even if it's under a copyleft license, but it can happen to any software that's under a non-copyleft license. It's a classic question about whose freedom you care more about: the developer who already has the source or the downstream user who may want it. Permissive licenses care more about the freedom of developers, and copyleft licenses care more about the freedom of users.
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