Riffing on Proposal: Free Use for Kids, another proposal for a change to the terms of “the standard deal”:
Poor people should be allowed to use the software for free, even for business.
Greatly welcome any thoughts or feedback.
I am not sure how to define “poor”, or what word to use instead. Off the hip, I’d start with something like “so long as you experience significant food, housing, or medical-needs insecurity for lack of funds”. The idea would be to cover poor people wherever they live, and whatever the relative wealth or poverty of their local economy. I definitely want people who live in less wealthy countries to be able to offer software under the standard deal without just selling to people in more wealthy countries.