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Do we need to rethink what free software is?

https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/52907.html

« how do we ensure that production of free software isn't just a mechanism for the transformation of unpaid labour into corporate profit ?[…]Copyleft ensures that you can share your code with your neighbour without your neighbour being able to deny the same freedom to others, but it does nothing to prevent your neighbour using your code to deny other fundamental, non-software, freedoms. As governments make more and more use of technology to perform acts of mass surveillance, detention, and even genocide, software authors may feel legitimately appalled at the idea that they are helping enable this by allowing their software to be used for any purpose. »

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2019-10-02