Post Open Source

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Post-Open Source, also called Post Open Source Software (POSS), represents an emerging movement[citation needed] among developers (in particular, open source software developers) where, in reaction to complex compliance requirements of the license/permission culture, more code is being posted into repositories without any license whatsoever, implying a disregard for the current license regimes, including copyleft.


"POSS" was first used by James Governor, founder of analyst firm RedMonk, who said[1] "younger devs today are about POSS - Post open source software. fuck the license and governance, just commit to github."[2] According to Luis Villa, when even "...the open license ecosystem assumes that sharing can't (or even shouldn't) happen without explicit permission in the form of licenses", developers vote their dissent through POSS.[3]

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