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4e9b9555b906e17e4a7ab760305ffbef33a6d93a — JoJo 22 days ago 771cb45 master
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License
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*Preface: copyright is a spook & capitalism is killing this planet.*
*Preface*

- Copyright is a spook & capitalism is killing this planet.
- The enforcability of the ACSL is questionable. Consider it more a
  deterrent against capitalist organizations.
- The (A)GPL is a cool hack that vaguely approximates my ideals, but I
  have some problems with it, not least that it works "better" the
  more expansive the reach of the copyright system is. I include it as
  an alternative to be at least a little pragmatic ;)
- What's important is the spirit of open source, not the letter of the
  license. [Licences are not
  sufficient](https://steveklabnik.com/writing/what-comes-after-open-source)
  anyways.
- If you're a fellow hacker and use this software to do *good* but
  fail to follow the licenses to the letter, I won't be mad so please
  rest without guilt! :D

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Carth is dual licensed under the Anti-Capitalist Software License or
the AGPL version 3 or later. See [LICENSE-ACSL](./LICENSE-ACSL) and


@@ 97,17 114,3 @@ the AGPL version 3 or later. See [LICENSE-ACSL](./LICENSE-ACSL) and
more information about the licenses, go to
[anticapitalist.software](https://anticapitalist.software) or
[gnu.org](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html).

About the seriousness and enforcability of the anti-capitalist
software license, there's this quote from the homepage which sums it
up quite well:

> Copyright is easier to apply to how a work is used than to who uses
> it, and this license has not been tested in court. That said, using
> ACSL software against its terms would open the user to
> litigation. ACSL may best be considered a strong deterrent [against
> organizations organized along capitalist lines], as well as a way to
> state the politics and moral center of your code.

I include the AGPLv3+ as an alternative to be at least a little
pragmatic ;)