Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Sep 2006 21:00 UTC, submitted by porcel
GNU, GPL, Open Source David Wheeler does a cross-examination of the GPL and BSD and why the GPL and Linux specifically have managed to attract a larger number of corporate contributors. "If your goal is to get an idea or approach widely used to the largest possible extent, a permissive license like the BSD (or MIT) license has much to offer. If your goal is to have a useful program that stays useful long-term, then a protective license like the LGPL or GPL licenses has much to offer. Protective licenses force the cooperation that is good for everyone in the long term, if a long-term useful project is the goal."
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RE: Yeah
by kwag on Thu 21st Sep 2006 04:42 UTC in reply to "Yeah"
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2006-08-31

"non-GPL licenses sure didn't work out for Apache, X, X.org, Python, PHP or Perl..."

Exactly!
They worked out a treat, without the GPL restrictions ;)
And I wouldn't have it any other way ;)

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