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Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: Standing

The GPL, unlike the MIT license, protects against people adding a small thing to an open-source program that might become necessary to use it - thus taking it out of being usable in its open-source form. So the GPL is a good thing.

This is completely untrue. Anything that's MIT/BSD/Apache licensed keeps stays that way when code is contributed to it. What those licences don't try and enforce is whether somebody tries to embed the code in a proprietary product. This means more coding, less lawyering.

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