Open Source Computing

Week 4

Really weird news department:

LibreOffice tells businesses: get off our community version, you are hurting development:

I'm not convinced that's worded accurately; the real issue is that LibreOffice wants businesses to pay for support.

The open-source Signal project (the encrypted messaging app) has hit a dustup:

A Joint Statement on Recent Events Between Signal and the Anti-Censorship Community (

As near as I can tell, one faction wants Signal to expand its anti-censorship activity; the other wants Signal to remain focused on its original mission of secure communication.


1. BSD

2. Apache

3. GPL and friends