Alternative history thought experiment: What if the Linux kernel had been originally licensed as MIT rather than GPLv2 ?

Surely by now there would be closed forks, and if the forker could generate enough hype and had enough cash then they could probably hire more developers to work on the fork and make it where most of the development occurs.

@bob If only there was an example of that... *cough*BSD/Apple*cough* ;)

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@rysiek @bob Not to mention Webkit and by extension Chrome/ium... which would most definitely NOT exist in their current form if Apple hadn't been forced by the KHTML license (LGPL) to published their work.

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