DotNetNuke’s Director of Community Relations posted an editorial on Tuesday saying, among other things, that the GNU General Public License (GPL) is riskier and not as free as the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) license. I disagree with a number of his statements, but in particular this one:
Anyone who has been involved a lawsuit accusing infringement of any kind knows what kind of burden and disruption such a suit can place on a business… and it’s not good. So if one license type is more susceptible to this kind of risk, that’s worth considering… right?
No license type is any more susceptible to legal risk than another. Only one’s compliance with their chosen license can lead to legal trouble.