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On Sep 2, 2005, at 12:56, Robin 'Roblimo' Miller wrote:
> Another possibilbility: Offer a list of "most popular" licenses.
> SourceForge.net could supply this data in multiple forms, if asked.
> You can already get a good sense of license popularity by going to -
> http://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/trove_list.php?form_cat=14 - but it
> might be more useful, and fairer to newer licenses, to show not only
> all-time popularity but also licenses chosen by newer projects over
> the last 30/90/365 days. This would also make trends in licensing
> apparent, which is useful data both individual and corporate open
> source developers should have in hand before they make licensing
That's an interesting idea, but I'd suggest that simply using "number
of projects that use the license" as the criterion is not the best
approach - it simply shows what's trendy. The test of a license is
surely how many people are willing to participate in the project that's
licensed under it, both as developers and as deployers.
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