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Conversions to GPLv3 from version 2 moving slowly

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.

By July 9, 2007


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


Microsoft embraces GPL, opens Hyper-V to Linux with LinuxIC

Redmond is proving that it can compete with open source on open source's terms by licensing LinuxIC under the GPLv2 license.

By July 20, 2009


GPL 2 adoption falls among open-source set

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.

By August 27, 2009


Sun open-sources mobile Java UI toolkit

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.

By August 15, 2008


IT Business Edge podcast: the impact of GPLv3

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?"

By June 22, 2007


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


GPLv3 crosses the 50 percent threshhold - UPDATED

GPLv3 is now at 50 percent permeation of its total addressable market, as it were. That's pretty impressive.

By August 13, 2007


Mark Lewis of EMC on GPLv3: A step in the wrong direction?

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.

By July 9, 2007


GPLv3: the beat goes on

GPLv3 continues it steady pace, as Palamida's study reflects.

By August 6, 2007