Commit 08aad16e authored by Laura Kalbag's avatar Laura Kalbag
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Specify who the people are in the liberal open-source licensing bit

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### Copyleft / share-alike
Most people’s eyes cloud over when technology licenses are mentioned but they’re crucial to protecting your freedom. Small Technology is licensed under Copyleft licenses. Copyleft licenses stipulate that if you benefit from technology that has been put into the commons, you must share back any improvements, changes, or additions you make. If you think about it, it’s only fair: if you take from the commons, you should give back to the commons. That’s how we cultivate a healthy commons. Some people feel that this is wrong and that people should be allowed to take from the commons without giving back. They want to enclose the commons and profit from it. These people support “liberal” licensing that allows you take without giving back and identify themselves with the “open source” movement that came out as a reaction by the business community to the share-alike aspect of the free software movement. Small Technology is about free as in freedom, not open as in open for business.
Most people’s eyes cloud over when technology licenses are mentioned but they’re crucial to protecting your freedom.
Small Technology is licensed under Copyleft licenses. Copyleft licenses stipulate that if you benefit from technology that has been put into the commons, you must share back any improvements, changes, or additions you make. If you think about it, it’s only fair: if you take from the commons, you should give back to the commons. That’s how we cultivate a healthy commons.
Some people feel that the requirement to share back to the commons is wrong, and that people should be allowed to take from the commons without giving back. They want to enclose the commons and profit from it. Many of those supporting “liberal” licensing that allows you to take without giving back identify themselves with the “open source” movement that came out as a reaction by the business community to the share-alike aspect of the free software movement.
Small Technology is about free as in freedom, not open as in open for business.
__Related aspects:__ [interoperable](#interoperable), [non-colonial](#non-colonial), [non-commercial](#non-commercial)
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