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: hm?
by renox on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 17:46 UTC in reply to "hm?"
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The GPL is complex, therefore BSD is better?
Well that's definitedly an argument for the BSD licence, the GPLv2 wasn't too complex, but the GPLv3 is unreadable.

Wine used BSD, switched to GPL when some proprietary version was released with proprietary tweaks, and sourcecode was not contributed back.
That's only *one* datapoint, PostgreSQL is BSD, has proprietary forks and is still a project with lots of momentum.

The GPL vs BSD debate is very old, I don't think it's a very interesting debate.

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