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DEBATE: Should FOSS licenses be enforced at all? What means are acceptable if so?

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09.09.2020

by Pamela Chestek, Giovanni Battista Gallus, Marc Jones and McCoy Smith
At: FOSDEM 2020 https://video.fosdem.org/2020/UA2.220/debate_enforce_licenses.webm
In a perfect world, lawyers (and the entire legal system) should not be necessary. And in a perfect FOSS world, everyone respects each and every provision of every license. The reality is, however, very different, and enforcement may be a necessary evil. This need does not mean we have to open the gates to be flooded by "copyleft trolls", but to establish a sound enforcement policy, in order to unleash the lawyers only for the most blatant and repeated violations Affirmative position: FOSS licenses should not be enforced.
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Room: UA2.220 (Guillissen) Scheduled start: 2020-02-01 10:00:00