Friday, November 2, 2007

GPL Project Watch List for the Week of 11/02/07

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for October 26th through November 2nd, 2007.


Into November - Happy Halloween!


Last week, at the end of October, we hit a large milestone of 1000 projects. We appreciate all the support and help from the community members who helped keep our list up to date, and look forward to assistance in hitting the next large milestone of 2000 projects. As of November 1st, 45 new GPL v3 projects have been added to our database, bringing our count to 1045 GPL v3 projects, as compared to last weeks number of 1000 GPL v3 projects. The LGPL v3 numbers have been stagnant at 83 LGPL v3 projects and our GPL v2 or later list is currently at 5902 GPL v2 or later projects.

New project conversions this week include:

SugarMemo: a learning tool that can enhance the memorizing of your foreign language(s).

Open GTChat: SourceForge.net is introducing a new feature that will let you buy or sell services for Open Source projects right from the site.

Marva: a Web application for the administration of LETS (Local Exchange and Trading System) groups. It has support for contact information and offer and demand and transactions.


In the News Survey:


Open source gaining traction in U.S. governmentMore than half of all U.S. government executives have rolled out open-source software at their agencies, and 71% believe their agency can benefit from the software, according to a survey released Thursday.



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 more than 100 core contributors who have devoted their time and resources at helping us provide up-to-date information.




See you at 2000.


Happy Halloween from the Research Team!



2 comments:

Roy Schestowitz said...

One nice chart to see is one where the y-axis is number of new projects whose licence is to be upgraded (x-axis being week or month). This would show pace of growth.

Ernest M. Park said...

That is great input. I will review this with the team. We may do this retroactively as a year end summary, and then update our reports going forward.

Please keep the comments coming.


Ernie