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[5]: hm?
by Neolander on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 10:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: hm?"
Neolander
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If you give something away do you have the right to stipulate what a person does with it?

As others said, perhaps the GPL's restrictions on redistribution are precisely the retribution that the software's author is asking for.

If you make software for a living, you need money, but there are other motivations for writing software.

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