[License-discuss] notes on a systematic approach to "popular" licenses

Luis Villa luis at lu.is
Wed Jan 25 15:09:23 UTC 2017

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017, 2:14 AM Stefano Zacchiroli <zack at opensource.org>

> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 07:04:40PM +0000, Luis Villa wrote:
> >    - Top 10 open source licenses
> >    <
> https://www.whitesourcesoftware.com/whitesource-blog/open-source-software-licenses-trends/
> >
> >    from WhiteSource. Top 5 are same as Black Duck, but BlackDuck has
> Perl at
> >    #6 and ISC at #7 (despite being deprecated by ISC!) and MS-PL doesn't
> make
> >    the top 10; WhiteSource doesn't have ISC or Perl and has MS-PL at #7.
> For the records, and unless I'm missing something, this seems to be at
> the same level of "scientificity" of the yearly report by Black Duck: we
> don't know what's in the database of "over 3M open source components and
> 70M source files", we don't know what they count to produce the pie
> charts (files?  "components"? popularity? etc.), nor we have access to
> the code used to due the counting.

That is correct, as far as I can tell. My point in sharing (which I should
have made explicit) is that those differences do have an impact on
outcomes, though possibly only at the margins.


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