The Fair Share Clause - Erlend SH

Discusses a “Fairtrade” certification for open source

My intention is not for this to be a legal document, but rather a social contract. Similar to how the Fairtrade certification leaves it up to consumers to make informed decisions with their purchases, this clause would leave it up to open source maintainers to make an informed decision on which company they should invest their time in. For companies however, should they choose to honour it, the Fair Share Clause will function much like taxation.

I wrote a blog post riffing on this post:

This post is by one of the Discourse founders and references how they gave back: