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: A really stupid post
by stestagg on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 11:02 UTC in reply to "A really stupid post"
stestagg
Member since:
2006-06-03

If your statistics were accurate, you'd see that it's you who is wrong about this, not the linked article.

GPL usage is actually growing, just at about 10% of the adoption rate of other licenses. This means that the line you're extrapolating should be non-linear, i.e. an inverse proportion graph.

This means that your projection is probably off by at least 5 years

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RE[2]: A really stupid post
by Excarnate on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 03:29 in reply to "RE: A really stupid post"
Excarnate Member since:
2011-08-01

You might want to look "sarcasm" up, it really helps understand comments.

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RE[3]: A really stupid post
by stestagg on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 09:17 in reply to "RE[2]: A really stupid post"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

hahaha, d/w, I understand sarcasm.

I'm intrigued, given I don't know you, and couldn't see your expression or hear inflection when making that comment, how I was supposed to detect the sarcarm?

Altering your register doesn't really help either, given the number of people online who speak English as a foreign language

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