Ownership in Software
jeroen at dekkers.cx
Thu Apr 22 09:54:52 UTC 2004
On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 01:38:22AM +0100, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 22 Apr 2004 at 0:41, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > > > The GNU GPL is one (of many) Free Software licenses and, I think,
> > > > the one most used.
> > >
> > > I would bet that in terms of millions of lines of code, it wouldn't
> > > be.
> > I don't know. A project may have millions of lines of code and not
> > very usefull at all.
> I'd really like to find out how many freshmeat projects are under the
> GPL versus other licenses. That would answer this question once and
> for all (esp. if they can weight them with activity).
You've got lies, damned lies and statistics, and here they are:
69% use the GPL, and a good second is the LGPL with 5.58%. The third,
the original BSD license, has 3.85%.
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