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On Oct 25, 2018, the Hacker News user Illniyar, commenting on MongoDB’s Server Side Public License, said:
Always consider license changes based on the possibility of the company being bought by oracle, there should be a law about it!
The user gnulinux replied:
Yes this also came up with my coworkers when we were discussing this. It’s better to treat every software license as strict and malicious as possible because everyone can be eventually bought by Oracle and Oracle can sue you for misusing “their” license.
Well, ask and ye shall receive!
I am calling this the Law of Strict Licenses. It goes as follows:
Every FOSS license must be interpreted as strictly as possible in case the copyright holder is bought by Oracle.
I don’t think this will catch on, though.