Reply to post: Re: "Having given the world our software on the most liberal of terms..."

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

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Re: "Having given the world our software on the most liberal of terms..."

That's rather a lot of downvotes for:

1) A statement of fact, that the GPL is intentionally illiberal, in that it forces contributors to redistribute under the same terms, with no value judgement on this fact

2) A statement of opinion, that commercial open source developers today probably prefer Apache/MIT for its simplicity and compatibility with *aaS business practises (cf. VMWare's woes).

Neither of which strike me as particularly controversial. I guess the FOSS crowd just are irrationally angry sometimes.

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