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Evaluating the state of the GPL

Dec 26, 2011, 18:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Over the weekend, the conversation about the decline of GPL-licensed software continued on Twitter and Google Plus, with readers and colleagues chiming in on what could be the cause of the decline, something Matthew Aslett noted in his own blog last week.

"There seems to be a few recurring themes in the conversations, that I thought would be useful to highlight.

"Some commenters took up the point I made in my article about the GPLv3. Aslett had noted that the decline of GPL and restrictive licenses started around 2007, and I further highlighted that this was right when GPLv3 was released. Was the GPLv3, then, the cause of the decline?"

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