The Defenders of Free Software

One of the many reasons I adopted FLOSS based business models when I formed my company is the knowledge that I would have a large community of support behind me. I wouldn't have the problem that some copyright holders have of the costs of enforcement being greater than the monitory reward of that enforcement.

A New York Times article by Ashlee Vance documents some of that community support. This article focuses on Armijn Hemel who in his free time discusses license violations perpetrated by some of the largest corporations in an attempt to help get compliance. This allows for these fairly easy to understand licenses to receive compliance, even without having to get the copyright holders or any lawyers involved.