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Re: As the GPL fades

From: Snit
Subject: Re: As the GPL fades
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 11:17:08 -0700
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Rick stated in post on 2/5/10
5:05 AM:

>> We anticipated this fade of GPL as covered in our report, The Myth of
>> Open Source License Proliferation. Given its clout, durability and
>> continued popularity in commercial open source (and with help from
>> continued growth of GPL-licensed Linux) we believe the GPL will endure
>> as a top open source license. However, given their flexibility and the
>> ability to combine with other code, we see a number of other challengers
>> ? Apache, BSD, EPL and LGPL ? rising while GPL dominance wanes. We?re
>> also watching to see whether the AGPLv3 for networked software will
>> provide new life for GPL-style licensing and community building in
>> emerging virtualized, SaaS and cloud computing environments. ------
>> regards,
>> alexander.
> Is the GPL being used less, or are more people writing proprietary
> software based on non-GPL OSS licenses. Big difference.

A difference similar to the difference of market share and user base.  OK.


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