Anti 996 License Version 1.0
Foreword from Katt
The project is started purely out of my research interest with no political factors involved. The study of open source license is a new area of law and it indicates that China has gradually gaining discourse power in the world in terms of high-tech industry. I believe that one day China will have its own open source foundation and will have a say in making the rules for open source software. I hope that the project will be maintained as a research project with support from domestic academic institutions.
In addtion, we won't accept any donation under our names. Thanks.
About Anti 996 License
This version of Anti 996 License is drafted by Katt Gu, J.D, University of Illinois, College of Law; Ph.D. student in Informatics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; advised by Suji Yan, CEO of Dimension.
This draft is adapted from the MIT license. For more detailed explanation, please see Wiki. This license is designed to be compatible with all major open source licenses.
Media Coverage About Anti 996 License
- Financial Times: China tech worker protest against long working hours goes viral
- ZDNet: 996.ICU : Sur Github, les développeurs chinois donnent de la voix
- WIRED: How github is helping overworked chinese programmers
- Motherboard Vice: Chinese Workers Are Trying to Bake Fair Labor Practices Into Software
- Quartz: How GitHub became a bulletin board for Chinese tech worker complaints
- Techcrunch: China’s startup ecosystem is hitting back at demanding working hours
- South China Morning Post: Quantity or quality? China’s ‘996’ work culture comes under scrutiny
- Reuters: Rare overtime protest by China tech workers goes viral
- Le Monde: High-tech : les développeurs chinois dénoncent leurs conditions de travail
- NPR: GitHub Has Become A Haven For China's Censored Internet Users
- SupChina: China’s exploited tech workers fight back
- CGTN: The Point: Can you handle China's demanding 996 overtime schedule?