Analyst: Copyleft in decline

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 7, 2011 5:07 PM EDT
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FOSS icon In a posting on the 451 Group's blog, Matthew Aslett presents an analysis that says there is a trend towards permissive, non-copyleft licensing. The topic has come to the fore since Oracle announced it was donating the OpenOffice.org source code to the Apache Software Foundation and relicensing it under the permissive Apache Software Licence 2.0. In the ensuing debate, the merits of permissive non-copyleft licences like the ASL 2.0 versus reciprocal copyleft licences like the GPL and LGPL came up. Aslett took the opportunity to gather some data.

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