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[4]: hm?
by dsmogor on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: hm?"
dsmogor
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That's the best justification for existence of both licenses I have read in years! BSD for software that showcases and heralds an information (like a standard that's is meant to be free and shared)., ale but GPL for software that carries the value itself and is meant to be a standard, and a baseline for cooperation, and even if it's somehow forced by its restrictive nature.
Without GPL there simply wouldn't be a vibrant community of hackers around Android handsets that hw manufacturers are obliged to release kernels for.

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