On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:54:42 AM UTC-5, Neil Van Dyke wrote: > > If someone violates (their non-lawyer interpretation of) the Racket > license, in a conspicuous manner like you suggest, would they not expect > the SFC to send them a nastygram -- perhaps if only for the SFC to show > that they defend the copyright, if not for other reasons? > > Racket core doesn't necessarily even have to be in the loop: > > https://www.itworld.com/article/2732025/gpl-enforcement-sparks-community-flames.html > >
Here’s Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the SFC, responding to Matthew Butterick on racket-dev last year: Apparently, much of the SFC's advocacy and energy goes into GPL / >> copyleft issues. But last I checked, Racket is migrating away from GPL >> / copyleft.  What is the SFC's position on the MIT license? Do >> member projects that are not GPL / copyleft have the same standing >> within SFC? >> > > Conservancy is license agnostic as an organization. We have many > projects that are non-copyleft, and they are just as important to us. > > *We only undertake copyleft enforcement for our member projects that ask > us to do it.* The vast majority of our work is not related to copyleft at > all - it's sending developers to conferences, hiring contractors to work > on free software, helping to run conferences and helping with various > random things that projects need. > This seems consistent with the twisty maze of events described in the article you linked to. I suppose that, taken together, this means that any single contributor/copyright holder might be able to have SFC sick their lawyers on me. There’s also, as Matthew Butterick mentioned earlier , the open question of whether the SFC itself now has ownership of Racket’s trademark and copyrights. : https://groups.google.com/d/msg/racket-dev/QeYN6uZBWBc/TgWA8sx0BAAJ : https://groups.google.com/d/msg/racket-users/qyBcm77-hCE/nEY_spNYDwAJ -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/b18322c1-6c50-4849-b73a-91c53132537c%40googlegroups.com.