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The (broken) economics of OSS  ↦

In response to the post from Paul Dix on the misunderstandings going on around Redis and the Common Clause license — Matt Klein tweeted:

Won’t defend Redis Labs, this is a dead end move, but there needs to be more recognition that the economics of OSS are fundamentally broken.

In his post he starts by saying…

I want to provide a long form discussion of my two Twitter threads as this topic is nuanced and quite interesting. Note: this post is heavy on opinion and light on facts/references backing up those opinions. Thus, preface everything that follows with “IMO.”

Matt goes on to share some history of open source software and his opinions on modern expectations of software being free and open, startups and open source, and who pays…


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