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[5]: hm?
by Kivada on Tue 24th Apr 2012 07:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: hm?"
Kivada
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Your selfless act assumes a world of idealists free of tyrants, you mean well but the gorilla in the room is going to take all it can find and proclaim to the world that Open Source of any type is evil and should never be trusted, the sheep follow the one that shouts the loudest.

The GPL on the other hand at least acts as a referee, ensuring that the greedy beast has to play by the same rules as everyone else.

I'm honestly wondering if this has any correlation to those that back Libertarianism, since it all sounds good on face value as the BSD license does, but Libertarianism has this nasty meeting with a little thing called Human Nature and you end up with Somalia.

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