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Open source developer revokes decision to block ICE from using software

via:博客园     time:2018/9/3 21:31:14     readed:322

Developer Jamie Kyle modified open source management toolsLernaThe license prohibits the use of the software by companies and institutions that have partnerships with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including Microsoft, Palantir, Amazon, Northeastern University, Johns Hopkins University, Dell, Xerox, LinkedIn, and UPS. Kyle admits that open source software can be used to do evil, but he can't bear to see that the software he helped develop was used by companies that signed a contract with ICE. His approach has sparked controversy in the open source community.

Eric Raymond, co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, said Kyle's decision violated the fifth clause of the open source definition, which prohibits discrimination against people or organizations. He believes that Kyle undermines the open source community norms that are far from politics. Kyle is not the core developer of the project, nor is it actively involved in development, core developer Daniel StockmanDecided to removeKyle visits the project,RevokedPrevent license changes for related businesses and organizations from using the software. Stockman apologizes for this, saying that the license change is "sloppy decision" and is "unexecutable".

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