Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 12:41 UTC, submitted by nitsudima
GNU, GPL, Open Source David Chisnall casts a critical eye over the GNU General Public License and asks whether it's done more harm than good for the Free Software movement. "Looking back, has the GPL been a help, or a hindrance? And will it continue to be a help or hindrance in the future?"
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Dual Licensing
by Glynser on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 14:01 UTC
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In my opinion, the GPL is a great license to offer dual licensing. Either the customer uses a GPL version and has to stick with it, or he can have your commercial version (for $$$) and release his app without having to GPL his code.

But for everything else (especially libraries or things that shouldn't be released with an additional commercial license), I'd prefer BSD licenses for every open source project (instead of LGPL).

Edited 2009-09-02 14:02 UTC

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