First off let me say that I support Joomla's decision with JED. Purely that it now brings JED in line with the views and beliefs of those steering the project.
Can you please link to other CMS's that has the same stance towards non-GPL extensions.LorenzoG wrote: You mention one consideration can be to move to a different CMS - I suggest then you won't move to a GPL based CMS, since there then would be a risk that you sooner or later will get the same problem. Joomla isn't the only CMS that has the same stance towards non-GPL extensions.
Would the number of CMS's that share the same stance as Joomla be greater than those that don't?
Instead of waiting for the blog, why not share a couple of links so we can see this working?LorenzoG wrote: and we also have examples when developers have increased their sales when they have gone from propiertary to GPL and we are going to try to bring them forward in blogs for to show that there is possible to be a succesful commercial GPL developer.
Who has increased their sales going from proprietary to GPL licensing on their extensions? This statement alone seems very far fetched, proprietary does not mean encoded. So why would GPL influence an end user to make purchases over a proprietary licensing? Can you substantiate this claim?
Is the overall number of commercial GPL developers prospering in greater proportion than the number of commercial proprietary developers?
Just to reiterate, I agree with Joomla's decision based on the philosophies of the project in terms to listings in JED, it is just some of the claims that people such as yourself are throwing out there without anything so far to back those claims that is alarming. Clearly Joomla made a decision it believes is in the best interests of the project and the individual interest of those steering it. I doubt people would go out of their way to make poor decisions. So if it was a decision based in the positive interests of the project that decision and your reasonings above must have come from real-world findings and examples somewhere, generally people don't make critical changes based on warm fuzzy feelings.
I am genuinely interested in seeing some links to substantiate the claims above so I myself can look in to this. Personally I will release some extensions this year, non-supported GPL extensions as I have no interest in further developing them. They're just some small tools that can be highly useful that are offshoots of things we needed to achieve and these extensions we created helped us achieve those goals. So from a personal standpoint i'm not fussed whichever way J! wants me to release my extensions. Just that some large claims are being thrown at people who are looking to change their whole livelihood, and it would be productive if those claims came supported.
Just because you wrote it in a paragraph doesn't make it so.
All the best and I look forward to some information / links where we can really see commercial GPL working!