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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Which is more free?
by fretinator on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 02:59 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

Hey, let's have a discussion on which license is more free - BSD or GPL.

Also, what's the best distro out there?

And, how about that new operating system, Emacs. Takes a while to boot up. Then again, that "beep" editor, VI, sure seems hard to learn.

50 bonus points for the first person to use a Nazi reference.

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RE: Which is more free?
by ingraham on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 05:40 in reply to "Which is more free?"
ingraham Member since:
2006-05-20

You know who else didn't use copyleft licenses? HITLER!

Can I have my 50 bonus points now? :-)

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RE[2]: Which is more free?
by Doc Pain on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 07:16 in reply to "RE: Which is more free?"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

You know who else didn't use copyleft licenses? HITLER!

Can I have my 50 bonus points now? :-)


No. You first have to accuse an uninvolved minority to be the reason for all the world's evils. :-)

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RE: Which is more free?
by Lennie on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 08:55 in reply to "Which is more free?"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

That isn't all that complicated:

More freedom for the users of the software: GPL
(obligation to give the sourcecode to the users)

More freedom for developers of software based on existing code: BSD
(the developers decide what they want to do with it, including making it proprietary)

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