TextMate 2 is now available under GPL3!

Who would’ve thought a few years ago that this day would come! Given the success of TextMate 1.x and the unprecedented delay in releasing TextMate 2, I guess open sourcing it makes sense. But GPL3? Really?

5 Responses to “TextMate 2 is now available under GPL3!”

  1. Panagiotis Atmatzidis says:

    The arguments about GPLv3 are here readable: http://blog.macromates.com/2012/textmate-2-at-github/

  2. cosmix says:

    I know, I read the announcement. My question was largely rhetorical as I find the reasons given for the choice tenuous, at best.

  3. Panagiotis Atmatzidis says:

    You think he should have chosen a more ‘open’ license like BSD or MIT to let others create commercial applications out of it? Why so?

  4. cosmix says:

    It’s not about being able to create commercial apps. It’s about not being forced to taint your own software with the GPL. Let’s say you wanted to use part of TextMate’s codebase in your own project. With the GPL you can’t, under normal circumstances without going through hoops, do that. With a more permissive licence you could. That others would be able to recreate a commercial TextMate is irrelevant (to me).

  5. Panagiotis Atmatzidis says:

    Nice, now I see :-)

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