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[3]: hm?
by bassbeast on Sat 21st Apr 2012 23:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hm?"
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Its a shame that we don't have a "-1 zealot" here because it is YOU sir that actually tried to compare the Daemon logo of BSD to some sort of evil....because you got all butthurt because you released code under a license you obviously didn't understand.

And it has nothing to do with being "cool" or not, it has to do with RMS simply not listening. You see to him the GPL is like the holy crusades, where compromise is simply not tolerated because everything and everyone other than him and his vision is the bad guy. As the head of Red hat so succinctly put it "RMS treats his friends as his enemies".

So you sir are simply seeing the fruit of that attitude. The GPL went too far with V3, RMS will never change it, so the developers are simply voting with their feet and going elsewhere. So unless you think others should be forced to use the GPL whether they want to or not there is simply nothing you can do or say to change this,because when even Linus and Google won't touch V3 you know its broken.

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v RE[4]: hm?
by ParadoxUncreated on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 22:44 in reply to "RE[3]: hm?"