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RethinkDB must relicense NOW (sagemath.blogspot.com)
15 points by williamstein on Oct 10, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

I followed the link related to Google's ban on AGPL and found http://blog.opalang.org/2012/05/opa-license-change-not-just-... What a great post. Specially I like this quote "But in reality, it turns out the license is barred from being used at many companies, so we end up repelling developers. Even worse, we don't get the main expected benefit as most developers won’t release the source anyway while they develop for many possible reasons: It’s not working yet, they are not proud of their code yet, they don’t know what to do with it yet, etc.""

The way he ends his missive is good, as he appears to understand that changing the license might potentially cost their investors some money when selling off the company's assets:

Dear RethinkDB, sell me an Apache (or BSD) license to the RethinkDB source code. Make this the last thing your company sells before it shuts down. Just do it.

I wonder how much William is willing to pay...

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