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[2]: hm?
by Kivada on Sat 21st Apr 2012 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE: hm?"
Kivada
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True, but most corporate interests are not in the interest of the greater good, they only want to run a forced obsolesce scam on the general public to keep you paying for the same software they themselves may not have written.

I say most because at least companies like AMD that provide the specs for OSS drivers allow for the public to keep their hardware working for long after the company has stopped supporting it, which is the way it should be.

You're still more then welcome to keep throwing money at companies that contribute little to nothing though.

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