What’s next after GPL and Apache? | Simon Phipps @ InfoWorld

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The trend for commercial open source licensing could be back toward the center, either to MPLv2 or an even better successor

At the end of April, I wrote about the idea that usage of the GNU General Public License (GPL) is declining and concluded that although new, commercially initiated open source projects were indeed tending to adopt other licenses, the use of the GPL itself is still growing — especially among projects in its core community of GNU platform development. This article explores why commercial projects pick particular open source licenses and what might happen in the future.

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