There has been some recent interest and discussion about whether a contributor of open source code can take it back at some point. That is, can he take it out of a GPL license? The answer is NO. This "NO" is implicit in GPLv2 and explicit in GPLv3. In other words, a number of sections … Continue reading Gift of open source is irrevocable.
For some time, I've been wanting to read Anand Giridharadas's critically acclaimed Winners Take: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. It's a book about the relationship between rising inequality and the current culture of philanthropy among the top 0.001% the wealth spectrum. It's also about so much more, including the role of the share … Continue reading Open Source Code: Democratic tech or Oligarchic tool?