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[8]: hm?
by demetrioussharpe on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 22:37 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: hm?"
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"But in order to use GPL code a user has no choice - act unselfishly (as the license dictates) or go away.

That is a choice, do you know what a choice is?

Hence the BSD license is for unselfish people. The GPL license is for forcing other people to be unselfish.

Wait, so the BSD licence is for unselfish people since it allows people to be selfish, while GPL is for selfish people because it forces people to be unselfish.

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This argument is retarded & I'll tell you why. Both of you are saying that your license of favor is unselfish while the other one's license of favor is selfish. However, both of you are correct. How can you both be correct? Because for one license, the statement is true for original developers. For the other license, the statement is true for developers who're code re-users. I'll leave it to you to figure which is which.

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