Discussion on: Automatic Termination of Closed Source Licenses

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Mike Healy

No, it's not morally fair to forcibly take someone's property if they're not using it.

Having the discussion with the developer and negotiating for that is reasonable, but not enacting a law to seize it.

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Thorsten Hirsch Author

Actually the moral standpoint is exactly the one on which the idea of enforcing open source on abandoned projects is based on. It's private property ownership that speaks against it.

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Captain Kuromaru

Even though I agree it's moral to open up your codebase after you go bust, it's really just taking someone's ownership away. That's like if we took music rights from a musician because they haven't played the music in 10 years and it's not on digital stores.