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 ToddB on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 15:51 UTC in reply to "hm?"
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"Why this refusal to go completely opensource, by people who for some reason, think that Microsoft or other company (Be) can do better than worldwide coders? "

As a programmer who contributes to an open source project and not a GPL advocate, I hate the GPL and refuse to contribute code to any project that uses it. It is a slap in the face to contribute code and not even be able to choose my own license. BSD/MIT/Apache are open source licenses. So what if Microsoft employees can use open source to make their projects better, you are helping out their programmers it isn't like Microsoft is this single evil guy who takes everyones source code while laughing maniacally.

"I hate Microsoft therefore everyone should use GPL" is such a stupid argument.

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