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: hm?
by Ford Prefect on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 10:36 UTC in reply to "hm?"
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Hey man, I don't know why so many people here get your comment wrong.

What you say is right down to the point. I don't choose my license based on simplicity. I choose it as a best fit for my intend.

That's why I chose GPLv3, and why others choose BSD. Because I care how people re-publish my code and others don't. And if you don't, for maximum adoption, you use BSD.

It is a stupid assumption that people would choose BSD over GPL just because of simplicity.

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