I believe in Civic Hacking, I really do, I actually started the trend in Puerto Rico at a time when saying “Hacker” inside a government office would get you fired (https://archive.is/XtsWW, https://archive.is/JaAjJ). I also believe in Free and in Open Source, so much that almost everything I create is licensed like so (https://github.com/rosarior, http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly/253).
Free and Open Source are means to let others use your creations so they don't have to re-invent the wheel, but instead use your solution and, hopefully get back whatever improvements they come up with along the way. Along side giving access to my work, I give this access free of charge. This is not a requirement of Free or Open Source, it is a personal choice.
What Free and Open Source are not? They are not licenses for appropriation of work, you get a lot of freedoms, claiming that you created the resource (in this case software) is not one of them.
These are the reasons stuff like this is wrong (https://archive.is/CoN30)
These are in fact projects I've created.
- django-replication - https://code.google.com/p/django-replication/
- django-inventory - https://github.com/rosarior/django-inventory
- cujo - https://github.com/rosarior/cujo
- rua - https://github.com/rosarior/rua
- mayan-edms - https://github.com/mayan-edms/mayan-edms
- moronians - https://github.com/rosarior/moronians
- descartes-bi - https://github.com/rosarior/descartes-bi
There are more instances but I guess you get the point. Working and believing in Free or Open Source is like using your knowledge as a pastry chef to come up with a very tasty recipe for cupcakes. Instead of keeping it just for yourself, you decide to let everybody make use of your recipe. I hope you enjoy my cupcakes, just don't claim them as your own.