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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Adoption of GPL v3: looking good

I was glad to see that the SugarCRM is adopting the GPL v3. Probable non-adoption of GPL v3 by the Linux kernel is an unfortunate side effect of the large number of contributors to the kernel. However, since so many of the software projects that make Linux useful will adopt GPL v3, I believe that GPL v3 will eventually be the most widely adopted OS license. Apache, MIT, and BSD licenses also have their place, but I (personally) believe that the future of software is a commons, where everyone (but proprietary software vendors) wins big by building on a GPLed infrastructure.