Should Joomla! components be non GPL compliant?

Should companies that are already providing Joomla! components commercially be forced to move to an GPL (open source) based model? There are many start up companies that provide a feature/component that Joomla! never had to begin with, for an inexpensive fee. There are also people that have modules that have been created to be free! Should this change? Should all Joomla! components be open source? Is another split going to happen? Will this be the end of the thousands of companies that provide modules for a fee to disappear? You can read more on the frontpage of Joomla! GPL compliance issues are tearing Joomla! apart – Joomla! project leader Louis Landry and his colleagues want to protect the project they love. That’s why, after two years of allowing proprietary plugins for the open source CMS, the group has decided to ask third-party developers for voluntary… [Linux.com]

Should companies that are already providing Joomla! components commercially be forced to move to an GPL (open source) based model?

There are many start up companies that provide a feature/component that Joomla! never had to begin with, for an inexpensive fee. There are also people that have modules that have been created to be free! Should this change? Should all Joomla! components be open source?

Is another split going to happen? Will this be the end of the thousands of companies that provide modules for a fee to disappear? You can read more on the frontpage of Joomla!

GPL compliance issues are tearing Joomla! apartJoomla! project leader Louis Landry and his colleagues want to protect the project they love. That’s why, after two years of allowing proprietary plugins for the open source CMS, the group has decided to ask third-party developers for voluntary… [Linux.com]

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