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

> this is a perfectly acceptable example of "open source"

No! You cannot modify and give away the code or even run your own modifications in production. That is pretty far from both the letter and the spirit of open source..!

> that we're all that much richer for having.

Agree, thanks Timescale members for sharing it! Also I'm happy that you on the team have decided not to pretend it is Open Source.

My beef is only with people who want to pretend that it is OK to say that software that cannot be modified and used/distributed is open source.

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