GPLv3 is making steady inroads into the open-source license market. World domination is just around the corner.
For all its sound and fury, the third version of the General Public License has not had much impact on the industry yet. Very few projects have adopted it. Here's why.
Redmond is proving that it can compete with open source on open source's terms by licensing LinuxIC under the GPLv2 license.
The fall of GPLv2 below 50 percent of all open-source projects may not be cause for panic, but it likely is a harbinger of more Apache code to come.
The company releases the code for its lightweight user interface toolkit under a modified GPLv2 license, in what it says was response to developer demand.
Summary of a podcast that IT Business Edge hosted and in which I participated, which centered around GPLv3. A feisty debate at times, but mostly civil, leaving me to wonder, "What benefit does GPLv3 offer that GPLv2 didn't already offer?"
Mark Radcliffe provides the "Cliff Notes" version of GPLv3, and highlights some of the problems with the license in the process.
GPLv3 is now at 50 percent permeation of its total addressable market, as it were. That's pretty impressive.
Is the GPL forking itself? That's what Mark Lewis of EMC believes and, to the extent that he's correct, it's a serious problem.
Case filed Monday in New York by the Software Freedom Law Center alleges 14 electronics retailers sold products containing BusyBox software in violation of license.