GPL Project Watch List for Week of 12/21

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for November 15th through December 21st, 2007.

December Happy Holidays
We would like to wish everyone happy holidays and start a wonderful new year
next week. The year is coming to an end and the GPL v3 adoption has made it past 1300 GPL v3 projects. The current count is 1372 GPL v3 projects , up 30 GPL v3 projects from last week. The LGPL v3 count has also increased to 131 LGPL v3 projects, as compared to last weeks number of 125 LGPL v3 projects, and the GPL v2 or later count is at 6389 GPL v2 or later projects. In just a bit over half a year, the GPL v3 adoption has accumulated to over 1,500 projects, including LGPL v3 projects and we expect this to continue to grow through out 2008. Also next week will mark the 6 month anniversary of the GPL v3, as well as our 6 month anniversary of tracking the license. We will release a more in depth analysis, reviewing the data up to the day. We appreciate all the user contributions and look forward to more next year.


New project conversions this week include:

  • DictDefence: DictDefence is program written in Python to stop dictionary attacks of all sorts. The basic idea behind DictDefence is the automated blocking of Script Kiddies that run dictionary based attacks on your servers.
  • osSeo: a SEO (Search Engine Optimization) web tool which provides graphical statistics on the position of a website over the time. It consists on a single WAR file ready to be deployed on any Java application server.
  • hellaGUI: a GTK/python frontend to the news leecher “hellanzb” providing most functionalities available from the “hellanzb daemon” and Drag and Drop file-enqueuing.

In the News
2007: Open Source, Patents, SCO, And More
2007 is a year that will long be remembered in the open source and Linux communities. It was a year in which the
twin underpinnings of what makes open source successful and what could serve to destroy it made the headlines.

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

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