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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 Jul. 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 Aug. 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 Jul. 9, 2007


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 Aug. 27, 2009


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 Apr. 1, 2008


Best Buy, Samsung, others named in GPL suit

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.

By Dec. 14, 2009


Microsoft reposts Windows 7 download tool

Software giant restores a tool that allows Windows 7 to be more easily installed on older Netbooks. This time, though, it is under an open-source license.

By Dec. 9, 2009


GPLv3: the beat goes on

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

By Aug. 6, 2007


Pentaho gets a new license and a new customer

Pentaho has gone GPL and snagged a big-name customer in the process.

By Jun. 5, 2008


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 Jul. 9, 2007