Guys please keep it civil. You are all better than this. Phoronix is doing a fantastic effort for the GPL projects of this world, and PTS uses GPL. The accusations made in this thread is not doing anybody any good.
Siride, linux itself was a spare time project for quite some time. Kdenlive still has no corporate backing to my knowledge. And the list goes on. GPL is not about to loose anything, it is gaining momentum every day.
Last edited by Del_; 04-22-2012 at 04:47 PM.
Was this the backup article for when the steam-whatever big news stuff would fall through?
The LibreDWG situation is even worse than what's mentioned in the article:
People are actually not using the library (and therefore not developing on it) because the license is incompatible with the FOSS software out there:
the library is GPL3, but that's a showstopper for many projects because they're at GPL2 only.
See here for a very in-depth look at the situation both with the library and with the major CAD programs that would use the library:
What's up with DWG adoption in free software
The same site recently did a follow-up to their article to see how the situation has changed, if any: LibreDWG controversy: 2 months later
If you'd like to know what's going on in graphics and design part of the FOSS ecosystem, Libre Graphics World is one of the best sites in terms of coverage.
Who wants a thin client with big brother recording all of the clicks and selling that to advertisers?However, Google Chrome OS mobile devices haven't exactly been flying off the shelves.
Also how many CAD projects are there in need of this which are GPLv2 only, you said it was a showstopper for several projects? Personally I think stuff like libraries are better served by something like LGPL but above that I believe in the divine right of the code author to decide which licence suits his/her code best.
I agree with you on Libre Graphics World being a great site for those interested in FOSS graphics apps/development.