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]: Practical considerations
by galvanash on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 05:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Practical considerations"
galvanash
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2006-01-25

Fair enough. I get your point now.

but taking a stance that you take the least restrictive license to allow ones code to travel the furthest had better be releasing into the public domain (to allow any use) or using the GPL (to force it to be spread widely--if it is worthwhile).


Id be careful with using the term "force" in describing anything the GPL does. I've already had to post like 10 replies elsewhere in this thread attempting to dig my way out of using that word. I knew this was a touchy topic but wow...

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