We’re changing the license for some of the open source components of Confluent Platform from Apache 2.0 to the Confluent Community License. This new license allows you to freely download, modify, and redistribute the code (very much like Apache 2.0 does), but it does not allow you to provide the software as a SaaS offering.
@silverwizard Devil's advocate: we suck at supporting maintainers.
One thing is using people's tools as part of something you build. A different thing is what AWS and Google do, where they piggyback on a wealth of free work and, effectively, just sell access to the tool itself.
We'll get more licenses like this until, as an industry, we get better at accounting for those cases and paying the people who build the platforms.
@ricardojmendez @silverwizard I agree, funding open source work is important. You can see the difference Clojurists Together is making as an example. A lot of bugs and rough edges got polished off that nobody wanted to bother with in the projects that got funded.
It would be nice to have a strong grass roots support for funding open source developers.
@ricardojmendez @silverwizard @yogthos the problem with this model, is that it’ll keep small/medium-sized players out of the game. Not everyone is Google or Amazon. In many cases, these small companies put effort and resources, contributing to the FLOSS project directly, or/and releasing tools/knowledge.
Right now there’s a lot of pressure from VCs and investors to get money from this kind of business models. Turning this companies into SaaS providers themselves is not the solution.
@ricardojmendez @silverwizard @yogthos adding insult to injury, some contributions made by small companies and individuals will be subject to relicensing (Redis, Neo4j, MongoDB, Confluent stack). With little or no money to litigate.
From my own experience, I can tell you the “mother” company would seldom create a healthy partner ecosystem, treating small-size companies as competitors instead of allies.
@AbdulElSayed @RoseAJacob If healthcare isnt a human right what even is the point of society? We mutually cooperate to live in society under the assumption it benefits us overall. But if even such basic things as healthcare arent available to the majority, what incentive is there to uphold such a society?
Please, if your rpg is longer than say 100 pages and you think people are going to be using/referring to it at the table, put in an index. Even the most basic header-based index. A ToC is almost never enough to find something when I'm in the heat of running.
You can now donate to charity from the Play Store on your phone
Google is rolling out a new feature to the Play Store, but this one isn't aimed at getting you to install more apps or give Google more money. Check out the new donation hub in the Play Store, and you can give money directly to charities doing good things in the world. Google says that 100% of your donation goes right to the organizations you choose.
Here are the non-profits participating in the Google Play donation program.
@ed_maste You too? Everyone knows that a good editor allows the width of a tab to be defined. 30+ years of computing I’ve never seen a command-line editor allow me to define the width of a space. People that use spaces are selfish, self-centered beasts with zero empathy (opinion)