We found an open source license that Google is against so we're changing to it: Hello AGPL!

It helps prevent corporations from taking our code and selling it as a proprietary competitor.

No change to you as a Plausible subscriber or self-hoster.


@plausible Great news. Just know that as soon as you accept any new contributions under AGPL, you can never change the license without the contributor ageeing to it.

Therefore, I advise you to add "or any later version" to your readme, which will allow you to upgrade to future versions of the AGPL


@jordan31 @plausible That applies to any copyleft license, it what makes them great (you can't take rights away from the users by changing the license)

@Matter @plausible that's right. I remember now, most open license is user friendly not developer friendly.

@jordan31 @Matter @plausible
Open source licenses are extremely developer friendly, as long as the developers don't want to take rights away from users.

@mathew @Matter @plausible but rights given by the developer. So, yeah its kind of unfriendly to developers. Not saying I think taking g rights away is good but there is a power imbalance.

@jordan31 @Matter @plausible
It's unfriendly to developers who want to take away other people's rights. That's a feature, not a bug.

I mean, you might as well argue that commercial software licenses are unfriendly to developers. After all, they don't let you sell copies of the software as part of your own bundles.

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