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 pm PST, our database contained

1095 GPL v3 projects, as compared to 1045 GPL v3 projects on November 2nd. This is a growth of 50 new projects , which is consistent with past growth of approximately 50 projects per week. The LGPL v3 list has also increased, bringing the current total to 94 LGPL v3 projects, with 10 new LGPL v3 projects added to the database over the past week. Lastly, the GPL v2 or later count is now at 5958

GPL v2 or later projects, up 56 projects from November 2nd.

New project conversions this week include:
  • AutoWikiBrowser: semi-automated Wikipedia editor, designed to make tedious, repetitive tasks quicker and easier.
  • ssh-grid: uses openssh, ruby, gtk to achieve grid computing across Internet with ssh keys. It distributes computation on direct nodes as well as nodes behind gateways.
  • RDict: a tiny desktop hyper-dictionary (each word links to its own definition) that can be used to access the GCIDE ~(Webster). Regular expressions are permitted. It uses Hpricot and FXRuby.
In the News
Perens urges firms to go open source
Many companies could successfully partake in open source projects without adversely affecting their business, according to open source activist Bruce Perens.
http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2203142/companies-should-share-software 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.
Ernest Park