08.01.07

Thank G** GPLv3 is Being Widely Adopted

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNU/Linux, GPL, Microsoft at 10:45 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Here is a nice screen grab from the GNU GPLv3 announcement video. Watch the mug.

Richard Stallman

It appears as though the industry agrees with our predictions that wide GPLv3 adoption was only a matter of time. Even SJVN, who never appeared to be fond of parts of the new licence, has come to a stage of acceptance.

When the GPLv3 first arrived, only a handful of programs made the shift. The most significant of these was Samba making good its promise to move its popular Windows-compatible file/print server program to the GPLv3.

Since then, according to data collected by Palamida, an IP (intellectual property) management company, the GPLv3 is picking up steam. By July 31, Palamida found that 277 open-source projects had moved to using the GPLv3. At the beginning of the month, only 82 projects, most of them created by the Free Software Foundation, which created the GPLv3, had made the switch.

This licence — just as a reminder — is a huge barrier to Microsoft’s malicious plan. It protects Free software from those who strive to change and destroy it.

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8 Comments

  1. Felipe Alvarez said,

    August 2, 2007 at 12:42 am

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    G** is obsolete. She’s too old…

    (g** == god)

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    August 2, 2007 at 2:34 am

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    Well, I meant GNU (G**) anyway. :)

  3. akf said,

    August 2, 2007 at 3:24 am

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    God is not obsolete just because you don’t see him on your day to day work. God is the kernel of the universe and also the hardware manufacturer.
    And beware: there are already concrete revelations of his plans for version 2.0!

  4. Ciaran O'Riordan said,

    August 2, 2007 at 3:24 am

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    It’s a good picture alright, especially given that RMS almost never wears logos, even his own FSF/GNU ones.

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    August 2, 2007 at 3:56 am

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    @akf, wait for version 2.6.23 when gets {completely fair}^TM.

  6. nanostream said,

    August 3, 2007 at 10:24 am

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    Aww come on, don’t I get any credit for the picture?

  7. Roy Schestowitz said,

    August 3, 2007 at 11:28 am

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    Hey, nanostream, I just didn’t know what name/site to give credit to (it was a Flickr photo grabbed from a free video). Let me know how you want it to be credited and I’ll change the post accordingly. :-)

  8. nanostream said,

    August 3, 2007 at 4:20 pm

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    Hmm, you make a good point… I grant you patent protection. ;-)

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