Jay has already provided a good overview of the debate related
to the apparent decline in the usage of the GPLv2. I don’t intend
to cover the same ground, but I did want to quickly respond to a
statement made by Matt Asay in his assessment of the reasons for and implications
of reduced GPLv2 usage.
“as Open Core becomes the default business model for ‘pure-play’
open-source companies, we will see more software licensed under
the Apache license”
I don’t doubt that we will see more software licensed under the
Apache license, and also more vendors making use of
permissively-licensed code, but I don’t see a correlation with
the Open-Core model.