Is use of the GPL really decreasing?
Aug 12, 2009, 16:02 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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