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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RE: hm?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 21st Apr 2012 20:26 UTC in reply to "hm?"
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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.


Oh-em-gee, you mean people might actually use BSD-licensed code in a way that's specifically allowed by the BSD license? Those bastards!

Only a complete idiot would throw a hissy-fit over someone else using their code in a way that's clearly allowed by the BSD license, after knowingly releasing the code under that license.

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


Not only that, but Apple's logo is clearly satanic too, representing the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. AND they make use of BSD software, so Apple must be, like, doubly-satanic!

Wait... you were actually being serious, weren't you? Excuse me while I find a clean pair of pants, I seem to have pissed myself due to uncontrollable laughter.

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