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Discussion on: GNU Public License is all but free and you should never use it

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Fred Cox

Yet mysql is GPL licensed and there are several large companies around it.
Red hat is a big business all around GPL software

Sure there is a place for other licenses but there are big advantages to GPL, where it puts everyone participating in a project on the same level

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Matteo Joliveau Author

Actually most Red Hat software are under Apache license. They used GPL for RHEL because of linux

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I would imagine that Red Hat chose GPL not because of Linux, but because of the majority of utility software being GNU software.