How often do you read something that you totally agree with? Bruce Perens
wrote an article that summarizes my own views perfectly. His take that the Apache 2 (gift), GPL 3 (force people to share), and the LGPL 3 (an “in between” license) that cover the spectrum of licensing requirements sounds right to me. I also agree that the GNU Affero General Public License covers an important need: force companies who only provide web services to also share back with the community.
When I get some free time (maybe by this May) I want to persue an open source business idea, and the AGPL 3 fits my needs perfectly.
Variety and competition are great for improving technology but I agree with Bruce that it may be time to consolidate to fewer open source licenses.