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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by Hiev on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 16:40 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

My theory is that programers and sponsors are getting less paranoid, the GPL license is sustained by fear and according the FSF the GPL isn the only thing that can save "Freedom", but at the same time is a very intrusive license, the GPLv3 didn't help, in the contrary affected the GPL adoption IMHO. The double standars of RMS of playing blind with the FSF sponsors like IBM but accusing everyone else made them loss credibility also.

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