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[1]:

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. [3] 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 [2], the open question 
of whether the SFC itself now has ownership of Racket’s trademark and 

[1]: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/racket-dev/QeYN6uZBWBc/TgWA8sx0BAAJ
[2]: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/racket-users/qyBcm77-hCE/nEY_spNYDwAJ

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