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I thought companies could bribe through the legal system, so why not licenses?


Yep. I’m not surprised.

I’m thinking of companies systematically nullifying copyleft licenses by default.


The thing is that Copyleft is using the same legislation that corporations use to protect themselves. So spending a lot in lawyers for this might set a precedent that could backfire.

Also… I don’t think there’s a lot of incentive for them to do this, because if they have that much money they might as well just make their own software and have better control over it. Maybe use instead non-copyleft licenses like MIT, like Google sometimes has done.

It’s very likely there are already many GPL violations out there that we’ll never know about due to obfuscation or them simply being hard to identify, but nobody has the time, the money or the power to actually try and challengue a corporation about it and come out unscathed.

Sagar Acharya

Check out my speech .

Someone from libreplanet deliberately sabotaged it by placing my video exactly on important part of the slides. According to a fellow named Devin Ulibarri, it is a “technical error” and they deeply apologize for it. How thoughtful! The content is still good and you should get the point.

What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

Check out this link for more.


I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.

  • Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.

  • Please keep posts generally on topic

  • No NSFW content

  • When sharing a Libre project, please include the name of its license in the title. For example: “Project name and summary (GPL-3.0)”

Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.

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