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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Complexity is missing the point.
by Torbjorn Vik Lunde on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 14:02 UTC
Torbjorn Vik Lunde
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2009-09-04

It’s not complexity or simplicity, but what you want to do with your free/open software.

Do you want people to be able to create proprietary stuff based on something: BSD/MIT.

Do you want anything derived from your software to also be open/free software: GPL.

Both licenses are pretty good at doing what they are meant to be doing.

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