Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Why is choosing an open source license for your project important?

Well, for example, this could happen: http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/07/researcher-takes-umbrage-after-finding-his-code-in-hacking-team-malware/

More here: http://www.mulliner.org/blog/  Thanks to Collin Mulliner for pointing this out, albeit at the expense of learning his code had been usurped for unseemly purposes.

Seems like this kind of issue should be addressed in a new license type, or as an additional license that can be added to a project with an existing license.

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