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Oct 24 2007   8:24AM GMT

World Series hype, GPLv3 adoption increase in October



Posted by: ITKE
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What could the World Series and the General Public License (GPL) possibly have in common?

Well, there’s one thing, if you stretch it really thin: October. The World Series, obviously, will begin tonight between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. The hype, no thanks to FOX and those Dane Cook promos, has reached a fever pitch (pun intended). The GPL, on the other hand, saw above average adoption rates among open source developers and their projects.

GPLv3 in October

Palamida gives us the details:

As of Oct. 19, 1pm PST, our database contained 898 GPL v3 projects, as compared with last week’s number on October 12th of 833 GPL v3 projects. This is a larger-than-average increase of 65 GPL v3 projects which puts us on the brink of 900 GPL v3 projects and closer to the important milestone of 1,000 GPL v3 projects.

As much as I’d like to think baseball had some kind of profound effect on the adoption rates of the GPLv3, I don’t think that’s the case. In fact, I’m betting that with the cold weather there are probably just a lot more geeks inside coding than there were in August and September.

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