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[2]: Complexity?
by ToddB on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 15:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Complexity?"
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2012-01-25

That is very important, we are programmers not lawyers. Most of us would rather not have a license at all, but unfortunately due to how insane everyone seems to have become over copyright it is a necessity. So a short license that is readable at a glance much appreciated, I have tried to read the GPL several times and I still don't understand what is and isn't acceptable use of source.. So I avoid it.

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