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: BSD vs GPL - again
by Soulbender on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 03:19 UTC in reply to "BSD vs GPL - again"
Soulbender
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The reason why Linux and associated projects like KDE and GNOME have become so massively successful is the GPL


And here I was, thinking they are popular because they are actually good.

The GPL-backed Linux runs on more architectures than any other operating system ever conceived, supports more features than any operating system ever conceived, powers 90% of the top500, powers hundreds of millions of smart phones, most web servers and so much more. Still people come out of their caves and claim how superior *BSD is . *yawn*


It's funny that when we're talking about Linux quantity equals quality but when we're talking about Windows it doesn't.

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