Licensing: GPL on the decline?
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.
[Tags: gpl, license]