@bagder @sheogorath I mean, yeah. They released their software under permissive licensing the explicitly allows for this. Not that it isn’t a dick move, it’s just one that cURL signed up for.

@nathand Uff, so you are saying it's @bagder's own fault? As main curl developer 👀

Not sure that's what permissive means. "You are allowed to use it" doesn't mean "I'm your support forum."

@sheogorath @bagder it means they are legally allowed to not only include it in a sold, closed-source project, but also gives them partial immunity in requiring to support it, as it’s not their project.

It’s a dick move, but Apple is under no requirement to either support cURL financially or otherwise. Microsoft does the same thing.

Part-in-parcel of open source: You can bundle it together, so long as the license is followed, they (along with the authors) have no requirements to support it.


@sheogorath @bagder and yes, I am saying that the developers of cURL chose a permissive license that allows for this behavior, and therefore are responsible for any consequences there in.

The developers don’t have to support it, either. The license specifically waives warranty.

@nathand @sheogorath the license has nothing to do with this. Had curl been GPL, they could've done the exact same thing.

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