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Is use of the GPL really decreasing?

Aug 12, 2009, 16:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"The apparent basis for this thesis is a survey by a company called Black Duck Software. The article states that even though there was strong growth in GPLv3 adoption, the percentage of open source projects using GPL variants fell from 70 percent to 65 percent compared to the previous year.

"There are no actual numbers provided and no link to the source of the data so the reader can compare figures. The article does provide a table with percentages.

"Tracking down the real numbers isn't difficult though and they show that the use of the GPL isn't decreasing; there may be more and more and projects using open source licences these days, lessening the percentages, but the GPL numbers are only increasing."

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