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 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 1000 GPL v3 projects. As the month draws closer to an end, we are getting closer to hitting 1000 GPLv3 projects, and we appreciate all the support and contributions the visitors have made to our GPLv3 tracking site. The LGPL v3 numbers are still growing but at a slower rate. The LGP v3 list is now at 84 LGPL v3 projects as compared to 82 LGPL v3 projects last week. In other news, the “GPL v2 or later” list is currently at 5746 “GPL v2 or later” projects.


New project conversions this week include:
Grester: a Maven2 Plugin for the Jester Tool, written entirely in Groovy. It was born out of a need to quickly test junit tests with Jester from within Maven projects.
Gazest: a wiki inspired by Git and Mercurial. It preserves the full history graph of every revision to enable branching and merging. The look and feel is trivial to change.
Todop: a cgi python script implementing a simple GTD (get things Done) todolist.

In the News
Ubuntu to release v7.10 of its desktop, server OSS.

The latest desktop and server editions of the free, open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system will be released on Thursday. They will offer a range of improvements designed for their particular users.http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9042882&intsrc=hm_list

Notable Mention

Palamida actively takes submissions from visitors on updates on new GPL v3/LGPL 3 projects. We are amazed at the number of submissions we have gotten to date, but even more so, we are incredibly grateful to the almost 100 core contributors who have devoted their time and resources at helping us provide up-to-date information.

Antony Tran Project Manager, Think Tank Group Palamida, Inc.

  • Anonymous

    I am preparing a few letters that I will send to every major IT/Tech web site in honour of the upcoming number 1.000.

    Lot of naysayers were poopooh-ing v3, so the letters will be in a variety of styles. From professional business to snarky (you know, for rear enderle).

    All the best to the people who have helped created, organize and have switched to GPLv3.

    Im not a contributor to projects that are ‘open source’…whatever that means nowadays.
    I contribute to GPLv3 and damn proud of it and that the work that I put in will benefit others.

    Cheers.
    See ya at number 1000!~!!

  • Hi Anomymous –

    We at Palamida are neither cheerleaders nor naysayers when it comes to licensing information, and specifically, GPLv3 information related to OSS. Not needing to give weak opinions regarding “slow” adoption, I have always been happy to let the numbers do the talking. That being said, 1000 OSS projects can’t be wrong.

    btw – for those counting, with current release rates, we will be at 1000 around 11/1/07.