Talk:GPL

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An argument against GPL: http://www.cons.org/cracauer/gpl.html

An analysis which was not written in 5 minutes, but which in the end 'just points to LGPL' as a solution without pointing out the negative sides of that? Well, i hope people who read this will analyse LGPL before releasing software under that license.
As for sourcecode which is GPL and BSD's: sometimes sourcecode gets also released under BSD license so it can be a part of a BSD licensed project. You just have to ask the author(s) for that. =dpi

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An example where free software got exploited by it's license is WINE (WineX is derived from WINE). Here (linuxinsider.com) is an article which includes analysis on scare tactics by anti-GPL people (companies) -- dpi