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: Which is more free?
by Lennie on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 08:55 UTC in reply to "Which is more free?"
Lennie
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That isn't all that complicated:

More freedom for the users of the software: GPL
(obligation to give the sourcecode to the users)

More freedom for developers of software based on existing code: BSD
(the developers decide what they want to do with it, including making it proprietary)

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