April 29, 2009

Apache Better than GPL for Open-Source Business?

Article Source The Open Road
April 29, 2009, 6:05 am

I have spent years advocating the GNU General Public License (GPL) as the optimal open-source license for commercial open source.

Roughly nine years after I first became a fan of the GPL, I think I've been wrong.

My admiration for the GPL mostly stemmed from its ability to mimic, but then invert, proprietary licensing. The GPL is like opening a cannister of radioactive waste: while your competitors can touch it, you're dead certain they won't.

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