treed at ultraviolet.org
Sat Nov 7 21:56:09 PST 2009
On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 02:40:21PM -0800, Andrew Lentvorski spake thusly:
> I'm going to make you back that up. I seriously doubt that the GPL
> is that much more popular than the BSD and BSD-alike (MIT, Apache,
> X, etc.) licenses in toto.
Even if you add up BSD, MIT, Apache and any other license you choose
it isn't as much as BSD.
> In addition, businesses are banning GPL code use more and more. I
> agree with them. This is simply pragmatic. The GPL forces me to
> *care* about the license and think about compliance. That's money.
Not that I have noticed. MS EULA and any other proprietary license
requires even more attention to be paid to license and they aren't
> Therefore, I will *NEVER* use GPL code in something that might
> eventually go outside the company. BSD doesn't make me think or
> spend money.
That's understandable if you want to lock up your users, which many
companies do. Not really much of an argument against the GPL though.
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