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As they pretty clearly articulated in the article, they want their code to be open to the extent to allow people to host it themselves and make changes to it as they need, but not so open that they can sell it and make money from it.

I think that's a fair decision for them to make and license their code accordingly.

They said very explicitly in the article that this is technically not "open source"




If they started that way, it would be totally fair. Given that they didn’t, it’s somewhat off putting but still within their rights.

I do disagree with the use of “technically” in the last line. It’s simply “not open source” (which is, of course, fine).




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