Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

My take is that Fuchsia is Google's attempt to unify their mobile ecosystem under one proprietary OS like Apple does with iOS (yes, yes I hear you, "But Darwin is OSS..." try making that into iOS though...): which is a good move for Google.



> under one proprietary OS

fuchsia and all it's components are licensed under BSD 3 clause, MIT, Apache 2.0


Which means they can fork it anytime into a proprietary one.


They can do that regardless of the license since they own the copyright. As long as they do not accept external contributions or require a CLA it does not matter what license they offer, they can still make future versions proprietary.


Even if they accept contributions normally (e.g. under the same license), the above licences will allow them (or anyone else) to make a proprietary fork.


True, that's why there needs to be a distinction between "GPL" and "GPL with CLA".


> they do not accept external contributions

They do tho.


Mac OS is bad on BSD which is FOSS. Yet...




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: