GPL not encouraging new technology

John Tapsell tapselj0 at
Fri Nov 29 22:30:49 UTC 2002

Just a quick point - remember that the majority (90% or something wasn't it?) 
of software is not off-the-shelf software.
For the majority (all?) of not-off-the-shelf software, the licensing probably 
doesn't affect much.  (code for research, putting packages and support etc 
together for 'solutions', in house development, ...)

For the software that is off-the-shelf, I'll let everyone else cover that.  
But remember that is a small percentage of code that is written.


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