Cantrill Maintains GPLv2's Days are Numbered August 30, 2012,
Volume 174, Issue 5
Peace reigns in the open source arena, or so Bryan Cantrill maintains in his post on the need to move from GPLv2 licensing to the more open-source friendly MPLv2, a contention borne out, he explains, by the experience of VLC, which recently relicensed its core software to LGPLv2 to allow, as Cantrill writes, " ... it to be more readily shared with other projects." The reason for this new tranquil mood in the ranks of FOSS is that a new generation of developers are convinced that open source has won the battle and that proprietary software is no longer the dragon to be vanquished. According to Cantrill, there was general agreement with his position at Forum Internacional Software Livre in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he first voiced his thoughts.