So we all know that most open source projects are licensed under the GPL - Ken Krugle's graph shows that clearly over 75% of projects are GPL or LGPL - but it turns out that most open source software used by enterprises are not licensed under the GPL ... companies are using primarily Apache licensed software!
OpenLogic has over 300 projects in our open source software library - added by customer request. (Our customers being large enterprises.) Taking a look at those projects I discovered that:
But wait! It gets even more interesting if you look at just the top 20 projects. I sorted our library by number of customers actually using the open source software package, took the top 20, grouped by license and found:
(Note that this ads up to more than 100% because several projects had several licenses. That's why I didn't put these numbers in a pie chart - it would imply that each project just had one license.)
So now the interesting question is: is this coincidence or cause and effect?
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