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Ubuntu's Launchpad to go AGPL?

Canonical is considering releasing Launchpad under the AGPL open-source license. This would be a very big win for the AGPL.

By April 24, 2008


Google's festering problem with the AGPL

Google gets a free ride when it comes to open source. The AGPL would change this, which makes Google's rejection of AGPL-licensed code from its Google Code site so infuriating.

By April 14, 2008


GPL in the cloud: The market doesn't care

I used to insist the AGPL was critical, but based on the market's response, I think I was wrong.

By April 17, 2009


Identi.ca--open-source Twitter?

An open-source Twitter might create a true communication utility.

By July 3, 2008


A cure for the "cancer within open source": the OSI approves the Affero GPL

One of open source's biggest failings has been to extend its relevance into the Software as a Service world. The OSI has finally corrected this with the approval of the Affero GPL.

By March 14, 2008


Google: It's open source enough once it's popular

Google wants to host open-source projects, but only ones that use its hand-selected list of licenses. Is it the new arbiter of what is open source? I thought that was the OSI's role...?

By April 16, 2008


The open-source license landscape is changing

There is an ongoing shift toward open-source licenses that are more permissive, reflecting an increased emphasis on building communities rather than protecting against free-riders.

By June 17, 2011


Mark Radcliffe on GPLv3: The good gets better

Mark Radcliffe provides the "Cliff Notes" version of GPLv3, and highlights some of the problems with the license in the process.

By July 3, 2007


Google may be beating Microsoft at its own game

Google is shaking up the Microsoft market by beating it at its own game, as Nick Carr points out.

By May 2, 2008


2,000 GPLv3 projects and counting, finds Palamida

GPLv3 is making steady inroads into the open-source license market. World domination is just around the corner.

By April 1, 2008