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[20090812] Licensing: GPL on the decline?
Found via slashdot: There's an article on Yahoo!.Tech that asks if the GPL still matters. The article describes that only one out of two dozen companies pick the GPL for products they put under an open source license, and that alternatives like the BSD license are increasingly popular.

Points covered include the GPL limiting developers' ability to make money, benefits of GPL alternatives, possible problems that the GPL may bring in the future, and what alternatives there are to the GPL. We're not there (yet) to completely drop the GPL, though, but increasing mindshare that "Open Source" doesn't automatically mean "GPL" is good. IMHO.

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