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Why is the C++ code GPL?

I just saw that the C++ code is licensed as GPL.
https://github.com/ethereum/cpp-ethereum/blob/masteLICENSE
By its nature the hope is that Ethereum will be used in businesses in various industries. There are quite a few businesses that will not touch copyleft licenses with a ten foot pole because it would require their software be made open source.
I know some people feel that is the right thing ideologically, and of course there is the go client if you really need a more business-friendly license, but if people want to embed the cpp code or something similar it becomes problematic.
Can someone explain the logic behind this decision to me? Bitcoin and its derivatives are MIT. Eth will be fighting for adoption with Bitcoin and other alts already, not to mention the long hard road of overall business adoption. Why make it harder than it has to be?
It is also my understanding that code licensed as MIT can later be relicensed as GPL but not vice versa. Other projects such as Bootstrap have already had to deal with this issue.
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