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GPL Project Watch List for Week of 09/12

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| After over a year of tracking GPL3 adoption, we would like to announce that
| 3000 projects have adopted version 3 of the GNU GPL License. The strong
| adoption rate represented by this milestone shows the continued acceptance of
| this license by the Open Source and Free Software communities. We'd like to
| thank everyone that has been involved with this project. Without your hard
| work, none of this would've been possible.
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http://gpl3.blogspot.com/2008/09/gpl...k-of-0912.html

"Don’t encourage new, cross-platform Java classes, especially don’t help get
great Win 32 implementations written/deployed. [...] Do encourage
fragmentation of the Java classlib space."

--Ben Slivka, Microsoft


Recent:

GPLv3, one year later

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| As Brown points out, "GPLv3 is probably the most adopted license in the last
| year. And it seems to achieve its aims thus far." For any other license, this
| performance would be a runaway success. It is only by comparison with the
| dominance of the second version of the GPL licenses that the success of the
| third versions might seem disappointing.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/139885


How The GPL Defangs Patent Trolls

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| Why would a patent troll agree to this? Don Marti explains how the GPL
| strengthened Red Hat's bargaining position. In a normal patent licensing
| negotiation, the patent troll would demand a per-user license fee that would
| be passed along to the vendor's customers. But the GPL specifically prohibits
| Red Hat from doing this; if Red Hat agreed to pay per-user royalties, it
| would be in violation of the GPL and would lose the right to distribute the
| software at all.
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http://techdirt.com/articles/20080613/0705261402.shtml
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