Posted Jan 16, 2007 10:55 UTC (Tue) by samb
In reply to: "Business-Friendly" licensing
Parent article: BSD - The Dark Horse of Open Source, by Brendan Scott, OS Law (Groklaw)
There is a common description of non-copyleft licences as being "business-friendly", with the implication that copyleft licences like the GPL are not.
The assumption being that the business in question is in the business of selling software. That's rarely the case.
Back in the late 90s when OSS was gaining mainstream recognition with Linux as it's poster child, the one thing the FreeBSD crowd believed was inevitably going to make their system the open source OS of choice was the BSD license.
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