Yearly Archives: 2007


GPL Project Watch List for Week of 12/21

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for November 15th through December 21st, 2007. December Happy Holidays We would like to wish everyone happy holidays and start a wonderful new year next week. The year is coming to an end and […]


GPL Project Watch List for Week of 12/14

  The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for November 30th through December 14th, 2007. December National Bouillabaisse Day As of December 14th, 5pm PST, our GPL v3 database contains 1342 GPL v3 projects, a 66 project increase since last week. […]


Crystal clear, or clear as mud: a lack of clarity in OSS licensing

If you want to read the “short form” of the essay below, please go to http://www.palamida.com/node/511.   Within the body of this document, I outline a reasonable set of guidelines that can be implemented to insure reasonable adherence to clear licensing policies for OSS. In the management of various projects […]


GPL Project Watch List for Week of 12/07

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for November 30th through December 7th, 2007. December Pearl Harbor Day December is finally here as we all wind down for the years end. The GPL v3 list is currently at 1276 GPL v3 […]


GPL Project Watch List for the Week of 11/30/07

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for November 24th through November 30th, 2007. November Cities for Life Day, and Evel Knievel passed away today. (http://evelknievel.com) November has come to an end and the holiday season is in motion. I guess we […]


GPL Project Watch List for Week of 11/23

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for November 17th through November 23rd, 2007.  November – Happy Thanksgiving As of November 23rd, our database contained 1172 GPL v3 Projects, which is an increase of 21 new GPL v3 Projects since last […]


GPL Project Watch List for Week of 11/16

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for November 10th through November 16th, 2007. November – Happy Early Thanksgiving Since many people will be off next week, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving early. But onto non-food related […]


GPL Project Watch List for the Week of 11/09/07

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for November 2nd through November 9th, 2007. November – Fall Back 1 hour We are now a week into November and the GPL v3 list continues to grow past 1000 projects. As of 4:30 […]


GPL Project Watch List for the Week of 11/02/07 2

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for October 26th through November 2nd, 2007. Into November – Happy Halloween! Last week, at the end of October, we hit a large milestone of 1000 projects. We appreciate all the support and help […]


GPL Project Watch List for the Week of 10/26/07

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for October 20th through October 26th, 2007. X-mas in October Even though the holiday for this month is Halloween, it feels like Christmas, at least for the GPL v3. As of October 26th, 7:30pm […]


GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/19/07 2

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for October 13th through October 19th, 2007. October World Series As of October 19th, 1pm PST, our database contained 898 GPL v3 projects, as compared to last weeks number on October 12th of 833 […]


In Support of the Facts – Palamida’s GPLv3 Statistics

Noah Clements of Sidley Austin LLP recently posted a blog questioning Palamida’s GPLv3 conversion numbers. Healthy debate is a sign of an involved and engaged community and therefore I felt it was important to respond directly to the points Noah makes to clarify key statements. The inclusion of statistics specific […]


GPLv3: past the 5K mark, and going strong 4

I still continue to find articles on the internet downplaying the seemingly normal and sweeping adoption and acceptance of the GPLv3 license. This should point out a few things that indicate that GPLv3 is “here to stay”. We have quietly passed 5000 GPLv3 projects (and related) as a combined number […]


GPLv3: Overwhelming support if you know where to look 1

My concern is that external viewers of our gpl3.palamida.com site see that the numbers “appear” sluggish for GPLv3 adoption. Am I the only one that sees what is happening? Two weeks have passed, 15 days later, one US holiday, two weekends, and we have over 3000 OSS projects that either […]


Correct your GPL License Links

Please double check your links on your site. If you make changes to your site, please keep us posted at http://gpl3.palamida.com:8080/searchResults.jsp. Just enter your project in the search field. If it is there, please select to edit, if new, give us the pertinent data. Under comments, let us know that […]


More thoughts regarding invalid GPLv3 URL issue

My general thoughts, and personal opinion on the matter is as follows.I have seen several permutations of this phenomenon where the license in the distribution is different from that on the project’s web site. For example: the GPLv2 is in the downloaded distribution, and the project web site specifically states […]


Check your GPLv3 link

We’re noticing quite a number of sites using the GPL license that have not updated their license information since the GPLv3 release. As a result, users may be unsure of which license version the site intends to use. Here’s the situation – many sites have a license FAQ or similar […]


Opinions on GPLv3 Adoption 1

Matt Asay always has thoughtful commentary on the market, and we found his opinion on the GPLv3 license interesting. There is also an interesting TalkBack to Matt’s blog from Giovani Spagnolo For what’s it’s worth, our research indicates that GPLv3 adoption is likely going to be tied to new releases, […]


Thanks for the feedback

We have had some excellent feedback and suggestions in the couple of days since we launched the site, thanks. A couple of quick responses. First, our reported numbers were incorrect briefly over the weekend after we modified our query. It has been fixed, sorry for the glitch. Second, several people […]