Increasingly permissive or increasingly dismissive: Is GPL use declining?
May 07, 2017
from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
|Where||Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA|
FSF executive director John Sullivan will be giving his speech “Increasingly permissive or increasingly dismissive: Is GPL use declining?”. In free software circles, a disturbing number of conversations treat it as given that fewer new projects are choosing copyleft licenses, and more are going the route of lax permissive. Though this has been repeated in news articles and blog posts, when we look deeper for evidence of the claim, we find either anecdotes (often from the field of corporate-backed project license choices), or highly questionable and unscientific data sets.