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[4]: hm?
by galvanash on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 05:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: hm?"
galvanash
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I'm pretty sure giving something away, with no strings attached, could be considered a definition of selfless.


I'm pretty sure that taking something, giving nothing back for it, yet still charging downstream recipients for essentially that same thing re-packaged, could be considered the definition of selfish.


That's it, in a nutshell, right there... The BSD license is for the unselfish. The GPL license is for forcing other people to be unselfish.

I have nothing against the GPL, I'm just saying maybe all the loudmouth GPL proponents that talk about how it is "better" should consider that some people simply don't feel the need to police other people's behavior - they just want to write code and share it with whoever is interested...

Edited 2012-04-22 05:49 UTC

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