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]: hm?
by tuma324 on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 18:43 UTC in reply to "RE: hm?"
tuma324
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The BSD license is completely open source - it is pretty close the the epitome of the concept. The GPL, while having it's uses, is far less "open" if being open is your main goal. I'm not saying that the GPL is bad - but it is most definitely more constraining.


You mean *its* NOT *it's*.

And I disagree with your definition of the GPL.

The GPL ensures freedom for users and developers, meaning that the code will always remain free. BSD doesn't ensure anything of this.

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