Noncommercial-only licenses are hard
Christopher Lemmer Webber makes a fair point:
Let me be clear: I’m not arguing with the desire to pay developers in his system, I’m arguing that this is a non-solution. To recap, here re 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.