In this Premium Interview, Unchained’s Laura Shin talks with Jessica Jonas, the chief legal officer of the Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit backed by Jack Dorsey, Alex Morcos, Martin White, and Jonas herself.
A seasoned American lawyer, Jonas delves into the controversial lawsuits lodged by Craig Wright in the UK against Bitcoin core developers, who are on trial for their working on the software.
The discussion explores far more than Bitcoin-related legal disputes; it unearths a wider issue threatening the open-source community. Jonas warns that if Wright emerges victorious in court, this could destabilize the fundamental principles of open-source licenses. This ripple effect could deter global developers and disrupt the continued innovation and functioning of technology leaning heavily on open-source software.