sites such as GitHub invite developers to choose “GPL 3” or “GPL 2”
among other license options, and don't raise the issue of future
versions, this leads thousands of developers to leave their code's
licensing unclear. Asking those users to choose between “only” and “or
later” would lead them to make their code's licensing clear. It also
provides an opportunity to explain how the latter choice avoids future
GitLab has the same problem, but it is free software,
so I'm working to change that. This is the first time I've participated
in such a large project, and I am very excited.
I learned my first programming language, Pascal, in high school. Then
used most often is Python, since it is the language I used for my past
jobs. My primary editor is Emacs.
In my spare time, I like listening to music, and playing the guitar. When
I have spare money, I enjoy driving recreational go-karts.
Interested in interning for the Free Software Foundation? The application period for spring 2019 internships is open until December 23, 2018 -- see details here.