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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copyleft vs viral
by cyrilleberger on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 06:24 UTC
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Seems like the author of the orignal article is confusing viral and copyleft. GPL is viral in the sense that it impose distribution of sources for all derivatives works. But many licenses have weaker copyleft requirement, often file base, such as MozillaPL or Ms-PL.

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