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Some software developers have found the extensive scope of the GPL to be too restrictive. For example, Bjørn Reese and Daniel Stenberg felt that their choice of the GPL for their software created a "quodque pro quo" (Latin, "Everything in return for something") for the developers of other software that linked with theirs. For that reason, in 2001 they abandoned the GPLv2 in favor of less restrictive copyleft licences. <ref>Bjørn Reese and Daniel Stenberg, [http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/policy/2001/12/12/transition.html?page=1 Working Without Copyleft] (December 19, 2001)</ref>
 
Some software developers have found the extensive scope of the GPL to be too restrictive. For example, Bjørn Reese and Daniel Stenberg felt that their choice of the GPL for their software created a "quodque pro quo" (Latin, "Everything in return for something") for the developers of other software that linked with theirs. For that reason, in 2001 they abandoned the GPLv2 in favor of less restrictive copyleft licences. <ref>Bjørn Reese and Daniel Stenberg, [http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/policy/2001/12/12/transition.html?page=1 Working Without Copyleft] (December 19, 2001)</ref>
   
As a specific example of licence incompatibility, [[Sun Microsystems]]' [[ZFS]], because it is licensed under the GPL-incompatible CDDL and covered by several Sun patents, cannot link to the GPL-licensed linux kernel. <ref>[http://archive.is/20120525151440/kerneltrap.org/node/8066 Linux: ZFS, Licenses and Patents | KernelTrap]</ref>
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As a specific example of licence incompatibility, [[Sun Microsystems]]' [[ZFS]], because it is licensed under the GPL-incompatible CDDL and covered by several Sun patents, cannot link to the GPL-licensed linux kernel. <ref>[http://kerneltrap.org/node/8066 Linux: ZFS, Licenses and Patents | KernelTrap]</ref>
   
 
Some have also argued that the GPL could, and should, be shorter.<ref>{{cite web
 
Some have also argued that the GPL could, and should, be shorter.<ref>{{cite web

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