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 MollyC on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 04:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hm?"
MollyC
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I didn't say GPL3 was inferior to GPL2*. But Linus rejecting GPL3 and sticking with GPL2 means there are currently two "blessed" GPL tracks going forward, which complicates matters.

* I didn't say GPL3 was inferior, but now that you bring it up, I do think GPL3 is inferior, because it was designed with RMS's religious goals at the expense of practicality, even more so than GPL2.

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