Originally Posted by zokudu
I've actually heard theres a huge push away from the GPL in favor of something like the BSD license mainly because corporations don't touch GPL with a 10 ft pole but BSD allows it to be open source and corporations are comfortable contributing and using BSD based code allowing for better widespread usage.
I think the "huge push" is exaggerated. With any push though, it means users should be pushing back. The GPL enforces freedom for users, and I fully endorse that. Corporations want the benefit of free code, but don't want to extend that benefit to others. That's despicable behavior, and counter to free computing which in these times is equivalent to free speech, free association, and freedom from unreasonable search/seizure.