GPL, copyleft use declining faster than ever
posted by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Apr 2012 19:25 UTC
"A new analysis of licensing data shows that not only is use of the GPL and other copyleft licenses continuing to decline, but the rate of disuse is actually accelerating." This shouldn't be surprising. The GPL is complex, and I honestly don't blame both individuals and companies opting for simpler, more straightforward licenses like BSD or MIT-like licenses.