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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What fills the gap?
by bitwelder on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 08:31 UTC
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One thing that is not clear to me in the graph is this: GPL adoption rate is reducing (there is a knee around Jul-11) but the only other group of licenses reported (globally reported as MIT/Apache/BSD) seems to go up only at a *constant* rate.
Then there must be third group of licenses whose rate of adoption is increasing...

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