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Noncommercial-only licenses are hard

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Eleventy 0.10.0 is out and I am distracted again At last I have a mission statement

via Dusty Cloud

Let me be clear: I'm not arguing with the desire to pay developers in this system, I'm arguing that this is a non-solution. To recap, here are the problems with noncommercial:

  • What commercial/noncommercial are is hard to define
  • NC doesn't compose; a tower of noncommercial-licensed tools is a truly brittle one to audit and resolve
  • The appeal of NC is in non-compliance

For both content and software, it's just such a mess.