Here’s a couple non-technical updates about the Orca project. I’ll write about each in more detail, but in short:
We initally released our MVP under the AGPLv2 license, with special exceptions allowing app developers to distribute their app under another license.
We agreed with early contributors to change that in favor of a more permissive dual licensing scheme. Orca is now distributed under the MIT license or the Apache License version 2, at your option. This is both simpler and gives more freedom to application developers and contributors, while still giving us some protection against malign use of patents.
We moved the repository from Handmade Network’s gitea instance to a new github organization. Despite Github-the-company not being great in many ways, there are a couple reasons for that change:
If you feel like this project is important and want to help me move it forward, you now have the possibility of sponsoring the development of Orca!
I’m being serious about wanting Orca to make a change, and this means working full time on it to ensure swift progress and foster a good ecosystem for app development. You can make that happen by sponsoring me through Github sponsors. Alternatively if you don’t have a github account, you can use the donorbox form on the sponsor page. All help you can send my way is highly appreciated!
Thanks for reading, and see you soon!
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