Enterprise Linux Log

Aug 27 2007   8:34AM GMT

GPLv3 growth now at 19%, week over week


What the heck, right? It’s a Monday and I just posted GPLv3 growth info last week, but I’m going to do it again anyway!

August appears to be a watershed month for GPLv3 adoption. Last week I mentioned that the new license saw 14% growth week over week. This week? 19%.


This week has seen a 19% increase over last in the number of projects that have adopted GPL v3. As of 1pm PDT, August 24th, our research indicates that 450 projects have officially adopted GPL v3, as compared to 378 on August 17, 2007. An additional 6 projects have adopted LGPL v3, brining the total to LGPL v3 projects to 27.

Palamida has also been pretty good about informing the masses about which prijects are jumping on board with GPLv3. New project conversions this week include:

GnuPG: GnuPG is the GNU project’s complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC2440 . GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories.
GNU CPIO: This project is part of the GNU Project. GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. The archive can be another file on disk, a magnetic tape, a pipe, etc.
SIWT: Sudo inventory web-tool (SIWT) is a web interface to view and administer information related to /etc/sudoers files on multiple servers. The database contains data on servers, users, aliases, dates, etc. This tool is helpful for internal audits

August is hot for GPLv3 news, but will it last?

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