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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Non-GPL has more commercial development?
by JohnFlux on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 14:02 UTC
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His last comment is that more permissive software is getting more commercial development than GPL'ed software. I find this really hard to believe.

He cites various companies developing for the BSD kernel, but what about the large number of companies that are working on the Linux kernel? 80% of the Linux kernel developers are being paid to do so.

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