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GPL Project Watch List for Week of 10/10

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| This week our GPL v3 count is at 3237 GPL v3 projects, an increase of 22 GPL
| v3 projects. The AGPL v3 count is at 181 AGPL v3 projects. The LGPL v3 number
| is at 345 LGPL v3 projects, an increase of 51 LGPL v3 projects.
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http://gpl3.blogspot.com/2008/10/gpl...k-of-1010.html

File Format Brouhaha Pits FOSS Against Proprietary

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| Zotero is free, open source software (you can use it as a Firefox extension),
| but the problem that Nature reports is that Thomson makes a proprietary
| bibliography-creation software product called EndNote. The company claims
| that Zotero allegedly allows EndNote's proprietary data format for storing
| citations in bibliographies to be converted to an open format that not only
| Zotero but other applications can access. According to Nature: "Thomson
| claims that Zotero 'reverse engineered or decompiled' not only the format,
| but also the EndNote software itself."
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http://ostatic.com/173694-blog/file-...st-proprietary


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


GPL Project Watch List for Week of 09/19

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| Thanks to the hard work of the research team, we have noticed an increase in
| project conversion. This week our GPL v3 count is at 3184 GPL v3 projects, an
| increase of 184 GPL v3 projects. The AGPL v3 count is at 130 AGPL v3
| projects. The LGPL v3 number is at 294 LGPL v3 projects, an increase of 8
| LGPL v3 projects.
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http://gpl3.blogspot.com/2008/09/gpl...k-of-0919.html
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