Free Software Directory talk:Requirements
Proposal: "Crippleware" and society's essential freedoms
During Kuhn's talk on LibrePlanet 2016, in the beginning of the talk, I could briefly listen to him talking about a case of dual licensing, where the "community"/"open source" edition of a software is under a free software license, and the "premium"/"commercial" edition may be under a non-free software license. So, I was thinking on this case, and here I'm suggesting for us to require a project, to be approved here, to meet at least one of these situations:
- The "premium"/"commercial" edition is also proven to be free software.
- The "community"/"open source" edition is proven to be as better as the counterpart, or even better.
If this proposal is accepted, we need to solve the associated problems in the following entries (either by simply disapproving them, or by contacting them, or both):
- Nginx: Comparison between Nginx and Nginx Plus. Note: The websites are different, but the Nginx project's actually links to the Nginx Plus edition whenever there is a new release of the Plus edition.
- Odoo/OpenERP: Comparison of the various editions.
- OrangeHRM: Comparison of OrangeHRM editions.
- VtigerCRM: Needs more investigation and clarification. This page evidences the availability of an "open source" edition. There is also this other page that, despite not evidencing the "open source" edition, shows differences between some of the currently available editions.
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