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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A really stupid post
by Excarnate on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 05:13 UTC
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Hey Thom, you need to up your standards. When you post a link to something as stupid as this:

"The GPL family now accounts for about 57% of all open source software, compared to 61% in June," Aslett wrote. More troubling for copyleft advocates, though, could be the projection Aslett and the 451 Group make based on the data.

""...if the current rate of decline continues, we project that the GPL family of licenses will account for only 50% of all open source software by September 2012."
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How about this?

"If the current rate of decline continues, we project that the GPL family of licenses will account for 0% of all open source software by May 2013."

I was generous graphing their numbers. Given the quote as is in the article, it is really appallingly stupid.

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