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  ESR: "We Don't Need the GPL Anymore"
Subject:   lots of positive examples
Date:   2005-07-01 11:14:00
From:   gregg_tavares
One of the things I've seen frustrating in all the responses to this topic is that everyone appears to be concentrating on Linux as the only example of a GPLed project and that it would have failed if it wasn't GPLed. I'd just like to point out that


Apache
Python
PHP
Subversion
Lua
Boost


and thousands of other high profile projects have done just fine under a more BSD style license. I'm not trying to solve the arguement of which is better, just pointing out that there is ample evidence that the GPL is not required for successful open source projects.

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  • lots of positive examples
    2005-07-03 06:04:44  lasher [View]

    Apache isn't GPLed. It is under the Apache License. Perl isn't GPLed either, and neither is
    OpenSSH, X.org, etc. Lots of projects are living without GPL protection and are fine with it.