Introducing The Community Compact - Adam Jacob

The recent conversations around the difficulties in finding a sustainable
open source business model are close to my heart. I have spent the last decade
plus of my life working to build an open source company at Chef Software.

All of the ways I’ve seen suggested so far involve eliminating or curtailing the communities rights to the software as a way to stop these behaviors.

Adam instead proposes the Community Compact:

Some really great concepts in the article, including a FREELOADERS file in the repo of the software, and the ability of the community to “fork”, albeit with a new name.