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Liferay goes LGPL (Weak Copyleft)

It’s interesting to hear that Liferay switched to the LGPL recently.

On top of that, they did the license switch in a way that involved their community (which is a good thing and should be noted by other companies looking to do the same thing). Anyways, there’s interesting discussion in why they did it and also people’s reactions in the comments are always fun to read…

Well, it’s a legitimate detriment to us. Our company has a policy preventing the incorporation of any open source product licensed under GPL or LGPL in any of our products. Irrespective of one’s opinion as to the wisdom or necessity of this, there are many organizations that have similar policies.

Sad that many companies still have this policy…

On a side note, maybe my prediction about the rise of weak copy left licenses has some merit?