Maximal: A New Open-Source License

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  1. Jodell88

    Jodell88 Diamond Member

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    Short, sweet, and to the point. :thumbsup:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA5NTQ
     
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  3. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    I wonder what was wrong with the GPL?

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    Actually, it seems closer to BSD, but with a non-proprietary release clause. I find it hard to believe there wasn't already a suitable license that could be used. I don't have a problem with his terms, but I don't think more licenses is the way to go.
     
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  4. Jodell88

    Jodell88 Diamond Member

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    There's too much IMO. D:
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical
     
  5. zokudu

    zokudu Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  6. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    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.