|Someone wrote in mjg59,|
Its definitly the case that open source web development tends to happen under liberal licenses. Personally I think that is an ok thing.
Beyond the obvious and sad fact, that the GPL is useless, is a nice fact: nearly everyone does open source.
Most big websites have atleast some open source stuff. Yahoo, Twitter, Google, and the Economist come to mind. And the cool kid web dev culture greatly encurages open source side projects.
In fact at least two of the largest sites are open source: wikipedia and wordpress.com(wordpres.com runs wordpress in multisite mode)
Compare all this to the average desktop where nearly nothing is open source and the web looks positivly Stallman like.