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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by zima on Sat 28th Apr 2012 22:28 UTC in reply to "Re:"
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I actually like the GPL, because once it's open source, it will always be [...] The only way to make a GPL piece of software closed again is to write it from scratch.

Not strictly - "always" is a long time, and copyright (on which GPL depends) expires ...so eventually, it will be possible to get hold of some ex-GPL public domain code (but yeah, for this to impact its openness, it would have to be long unused and obscure anyway, likely only in one copy, so not much of a difference; but hey, if you can't be pedantic on web comments, where can you be? ;p )

Edited 2012-04-28 22:30 UTC

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