Software Licenses!

Created Friday, Sep 16, 2022

A talk I did on software licenses at my school's Linux User's Group, or LUG.

Learn that:

  • Unlicensed software is not just murky, it's illegal
  • AGPL is used by over 1% of projects (read the talk to learn why this is bad!)
  • If a maintainer sends malware to you through their package... you can't sue them!
  • Under a certain license it is illegal to use that software while alive...
  • Some projects, notably Perl, continue to use a license that predates even GPL
  • Some projects knowingly breach licenses... who's gonna sue em!
  • Spigot uses Bukkit off of a technicality

And more...

Download links are at the top for both PDF and ODP.