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If they close off the source, they can't accept contributions from 3rd parties.

Also, the closed-source code not being viewable makes it more likely that folks won't accidentally introduce copyright violations into their code, which frequently happens when proprietary code is put into github.

In either case, the code is closed-source, but BSL allows them to accept free code from volunteers without providing it back to them for 3 years.




It also allows users to modify the source and run it on their own systems.

You're suggesting a strictly worse outcome for the majority of people (users, and sentry) in the name of purity.




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