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Randor 13-Dec-20 8:21
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Chris Maunder14-Dec-20 3:25
cofounderChris Maunder14-Dec-20 3:25 
Yes, it was intentional.

When the CPOL was created the legal climate around software was vague and, frankly, dangerous for developers. We were aware of cases against software developers who had given away code without any self-protection and we determined that it would be a disservice to our members not to offer them protection (and choice, obviously)

Our lawyers highlighted one case in particular where a developer was sued because their code was used for malicious purposes. This motivated us to put the "don't be bad" clause. Further, things like being clear about the jurisdiction can be the difference between a developer getting treated fairly and a developer getting hung drawn and quartered.

We're not a fan of GPL because while it's "open and free" in the sense you get to see the code and you can use it how you wish, you're not actually free to make proprietary extensions of the code. You add your own cleverness, do some amazing work using the code, and you MUST open it up to the world. That's not how the world works.

So the CPOL is about

1. Protecting our members who share code by buttoning down the many legal agreements that were out there
2. Ensuring other developers can use our members' code freely, and to innovate with that code commercially
3. To ensure the code was open, in the sense that the source code must be available to read
cheers
Chris Maunder

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