Why has GPL license usage dropped dramatically? | Opensource.com


This article has a graph that shows how license usage has changed from 2010 to 2017. In reading it, it is clear that usage of the GPL 2.0 license, one of the purest copyleft licenses around, has more than halved in usage. 
It seems that the popularity of open source licensing has subsequently shifted to the MIT and Apache licenses and GPL 3.0.

Why has MIT and Apache usage grown so dramatically?

1 Comment

  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Open source professionals are more in demand than ever

    Dice and The Linux Foundation’s 2017 Open Source Jobs Report reveals Linux and open-source jobs are hotter than ever.


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