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#23: Business Models Special - Dual Licensing with George Hosu

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The foss-north crew discuss and explain copyright and licenses. This is a special episode about business models where we are joined by George Hosu and discuss Dual Licensing.

George's blog: https://blog.cerebralab.com
The article that got us going: https://blog.cerebralab.com/Dual_licensing_GPL_for_fame_and_profit

Mindsdb's github: https://github.com/mindsdb/mindsdb

Javascript color logging stealing passwords and credit cards: https://medium.com/hackernoon/im-harvesting-credit-card-numbers-and-passwords-from-your-site-here-s-how-9a8cb347c5b5

Learning random numbers with neural networks: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.01117.pdf
Alternatively: https://ai.stackexchange.com/questions/3850/can-a-neural-network-be-used-to-predict-the-next-pseudo-random-number

And the reference for my claim of Goldman Sachs stealing GPL code and bribing the FBI to throw their coders in jail: https://cryptome.org/2014/04/goldman-sachs-code-thief.htm (but it's a sotry from a Michael Lewis book, so whatever, take it with a grain of salt.)

Example of huge **** with popular non-opensource encryption library: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROCA_vulnerability

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