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Old 08-25-2019, 09:18 PM   #1
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Solus "taking back control of Budgie"?


Hi all,
I read that Solus was taking back its control of Budgie development because so many people were taking it in a direction they did not like. I think the word "degrading" was used. I'm curious what this means in the free software world. Obviously other distros continue to use Budgie, and i assume they develop it to suit their own needs. So what does this statement mean in practice? Thanks.

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Old 08-26-2019, 01:23 AM   #2
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Where did you see this? The answers are probably right there.

Anyhow, it's got a license. Look at the license. Once it's "GPL'd" you can't really take it back, I guess.
Of course they could change their license for future budgie versions, but that doesn't usually turn out so well.
Because this has happened before, many times, and usually it goes:
- the project's last GPL version gets forked with a proper FOSS license
- the original project shrivels (and sometimes dies)
 
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One source is here... https://github.com/solus-project/bud...-solus-project ...and scroll down
 
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Sounds like they didn't like how 'commercial interests' were using/corrupting it, so have taken it back under their stewardship, sound idea, I would think.

Anyone can still access the code & alter to suit their needs, but won't be able to call it 'Budgie'.
 
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Anyone can still access the code & alter to suit their needs, but won't be able to call it 'Budgie'.
That all?
That's acceptable I think - even for debian's strict rules (see Iceweasel - now Firefox again).
 
  


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