Does Angular count as FOSS? I'm trying to avoid supporting google when I can, I know Angular is under the MIT license, but I also know it's owned and maintained by google... Am I supporting google by trying to take up Angular?
@gaurdianaq MIT is FOSS. Control of the product is another problem though, and I always prefer community-led projects for that reason
@gaurdianaq If it is under MIT licence it is FOSS. You can do whatever you want with it, and google can't take it away. Also you don't have to pay them.
@gaurdianaq does anyone still use it in 2019?
@gaurdianaq well, you are not supporting Google with money or your data. But you may see it like you are helping spreading the idea that they make useful tool. Which is anyway true. So no big deal I think.
@gaurdianaq If you use Google tech, you support Google by giving them mindshare.
Granted, I'm guilty of this myself by virtue of my owning an Android-powered smartphone, so I'm not judging you too harshly.
@gaurdianaq as others have said, MIT makes it FOSS.
If your concerned about google not handling theproject the way you like , roll your own fork! MIT is Loosey Goosey like that.
Thanks for all the responses! I have this idea for an app, and I guess I just want to make sure all the tools I use to make it come from ethical sources and all that. I figure I should learn a web stack and I'm currently bouncing between Django and MEAN
@gaurdianaq I'd say that Angular is ethically developed.
As far as I am aware, the framework does not do and background shenanigans
@gaurdianaq I think that writing "ethical code" or code that is not evil and offensive is just as important for #OSS as using tools that come from ethical sources. This is also a deeper discussion, does a tool or idea become unethical just because the source or the means where unethical? I have been thinking about this for a while. Is buying a german car or a ford considered unethical because of their history.
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