"If you haven't been living under a rock the past decade (I
suppose Stonehenge qualifies) you may have walked in on some
incarnation of the famous GPL vs BSD flamewar.
Itâ€™s up there with the most famous flamewars
(now *thereâ€™s* a research question for a
brimming sociology student!) of our beloved Internet society.
"Both licensing models have been around for a very long time. I
donâ€™t know which predates which, but it really
doesnâ€™t matter. The spirit behind both licenses
is very similar: free software is good. But they realize this idea
in different ways..."