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[5]: hm?
by lemur2 on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 02:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: hm?"
lemur2
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If you give something away do you have the right to stipulate what a person does with it?


You certainly do have a right to make something and let other people use it only in certain ways without any cost.

You are getting confused thinking that the GPL license is "giving copyrights away". It isn't. The GPL license is a conditional grant of some permissions related to the covered source code, that is all that it is.

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