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[7]: hm?
by Neolander on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 12:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: hm?"
Neolander
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I agree with that. I was just pointing out that releasing code under the GPL was not giving it away, but rather providing it for an unusual price.

For people who truly want to give code away in a charity-like fashion, there is stuff like the Creative Commons CC0 license, which nicely deals with the problem of public domain licensing in countries where the notion doesn't exist.

Edited 2012-04-22 12:36 UTC

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