[Arm-netbook] Standards Organization as a Potentially Universal Free/Libre Software Developement Sustenance Model

John Luke Gibson eaterjolly at gmail.com
Wed May 31 18:05:51 BST 2017

On 5/31/17, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 2:19 PM, John Luke Gibson <eaterjolly at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Then, it truly truly dawned on me, free software needs standards
>> organizations as well.
>  or something like that.. yeah.

It would a great opportunity for projects like blender and gimp, that
a company could use a certification mark that basically says "they
contributed; there were no gpl violations; they made themselves
available on mailing lists; they didn't bumble around with the
software instead of asking for help; they were transparent with the
public about anything we would find ethically-questionable;" etcetera
etcetera. That mark would like include a QR code which people could
check the status and make sure a physically printed mark hasn't been
revoked after printing. And, their could be regular transparent
royalty/inspection fee for as long as the company wants that mark to
have an active status.

It's brilliant!

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