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 jessesmith on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 17:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Practical considerations"
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>> "Eh? The GPLv2 licence says 'or later', so unless the 'GPLv2' project has removed the 'or later' clause then they are in no way incompatible. Only project I know of which has done so is Linux, however even here it's not the end of the road as you can dual-license your code."

Just because you don't know about them doesn't mean they don't exist. Have you actually read the licenses of all the software you use? I can think of about half a dozen, besides the Linux kernel, which don't specify the "or later" version and won't (or can't) update to GPLv3.

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