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Blood money is fine with us, says GitLab: Vetting non-evil customers is 'time consuming, potentially distracting'

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Re: Take a page from Theo's book

His point is that you shouldn't restrict the rights to use the software because someone might use it for something you disagree with, and I can see the logic in that - you're either open to everyone, and free for everyone, or you're not. In this case, Theo is saying they aren't above or below politics, but that it's irrelevant to their mission.

In the case of GitLab, of course, you have a company that has to make money to survive choosing to make money from anyone and everyone. Just not necessarily for ideological reasons.

It's a fine line, and I'm not sure exactly which side of it is the right one, to be honest. But I find the OpenBSD stance somewhat more defensible than the GitLab one, to be fair.

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