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You already see this happening, on the IoT world there are plenty of competing FOSS OS clones, some of them POSIX based, common to all of them is the use of non-copyleft licenses.

How does copyleft relate to BDFL-style governance? Python, for example, had a BDFL until recently but isn't copyleft licensed.

Taking projects into new directions , possibly closed source, due to political disputes.

Without the legal obligation to upstream, the majority wins what happens afterwards.

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