@Lofenyy@downey The GPL is just long - very LONG and just something I wont read, even most contracts I signed were much shorter than that. It has heavy licensing issues when it comes to code integration with other licenses, see e.g. Linux.
@nifker@downey However, in the software world, where once info is modified, it can be relicensed at will. This means that if a peice of software requires spurce code distribution but allows relicensing, a big company can come along, duplicate the work, extend it with features and antifeatures and publish it without the source code and a new license. This is far from ideal and harms people.
@nifker@downey The thing is, you likely wouldn't know. A lot of the software that runs on a computer does so without the user knowing. Avoiding relicensed software would require running only free software, which is especially difficult if you own a cell phone.