July 15, 2009

Apache and the Future of Open-Source Licensing

Article Source The Open Road
July 15, 2009, 8:07 am

If most developers contribute to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because they're forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public License?

That's the question that hit me last night as I tried to sleep in the shadow of Richard Stallman's MIT. Stallman, of course, originated the GPL, a brilliant way to turn copyright on its head in order to force software to remain open...

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