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]: Practical considerations
by galvanash on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 07:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Practical considerations"
galvanash
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Personally, as an open source developer, I try to choose the license with the least restrictions possible.

So you release all your code into the public domain?


He said "license with the least restrictions possible". He didn't say "give up copyright". Copyright has built in restrictions - licenses can either expand them or relax them - all the way to the point where it has no legal ramification other than being a simple authorship acknowledgement.

You can't license software into the public domain - public domain software has no owner. You need an owner in order to license something. It is simply absent of copyright.

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