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What's that? Encryption's OK now? UK politicos Brexit from Whatsapp to Signal

Venerable and Fragrant Wind of Change

That doesn't answer the question. GPL companies can be bought, and a buyer can do things to make it distinctly unrewarding for a third-party to pick up development.

Signal getting bought out seems entirely plausible. A buyer hostile to its GPL heritage is less likely, but I wouldn't care to rule it out.

But yes, of course GPL is better than closed source. No argument there.

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