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[3]: hm?
by BeamishBoy on Sat 21st Apr 2012 23:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hm?"
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It`s like the beos crowd here isn`t it. Where companies are worshipped, and GPL and linux uncool.


It's nothing - nothing - to do with what's cool or uncool. It's to do with people finding that the GPL places restrictions on their code - and on the use of their code by others - that they find to be utterly objectionable.

Honestly, the only people who seem to get excited by this sort of thing are hard-core GNU freetards who believe that everyone who doesn't accept their extreme ideology is evil.

Edited 2012-04-21 23:03 UTC

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