I smell bullshit. The title implies this achievement was only possible because of the GPL. We all know people are going to use software that works for them, not based on a license. Nobody gives a shit when they click “Agree to license terms” on any software, why would they care for the license of open source? They used 2 open source software, so what? They probably have used MIT/BSD/Apache too, and some non open source ones as well. They probably use Windows and Macs at their daily work. This article is as relevant as “Apple at the center of the black hole image” or “EULA at the center of the black hole image.”
I have another breaking one: Computers. At the center of the Black Hole image.