Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Apr 2012 19:25 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "A new analysis of licensing data shows that not only is use of the GPL and other copyleft licenses continuing to decline, but the rate of disuse is actually accelerating." This shouldn't be surprising. The GPL is complex, and I honestly don't blame both individuals and companies opting for simpler, more straightforward licenses like BSD or MIT-like licenses.
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by ParadoxUncreated on Sat 21st Apr 2012 19:39 UTC
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The GPL is complex, therefore BSD is better?

Wine used BSD, switched to GPL when some proprietary version was released with proprietary tweaks, and sourcecode was not contributed back.

VHS vs Beta, is one example everyone seems to know.
Windows vs Linux, is another I`d like to cite.
And now supposedly BSD vs GPL.

Why this refusal to go completely opensource, by people who for some reason, think that Microsoft or other company (Be) can do better than worldwide coders?

If you release a project under the BSD, spent 10 years on it, and some dude just incorporates his proprietary thing into it, and makes a lot of money, don`t you feel some kind of injustice? There you are not getting any of that money, and they guy who only had the skill for his proprietary tweaks gets it all. That doesn`t seem like any just division of means, or correct reward for ones work in any way. More like a bully/facist/tyrant if you ask me.

Then again the BSD logo is a satan. I am sure all satans are proud to be abused.

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