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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

Noncommercial Doesn’t Compose (and it never will)

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