GPLv3 proving popular choice

By   |  December 10, 2008

Adoption of GPLv3 has surpassed many older licenses in a short time, according to licence watcher Black Duck Software, reports The Register.

According to Black Duck, GPLv3 is now the fifth most chosen licence in the open source community, used in 6 300 projects, and is expected to snatch the number four slot from BSD in “a year or two”.

The move past BSD would represent a doubling of GPLv3′s use. BSD is employed in 6.51 percent of projects compared to GPLv3 in 3.98 per cent. The numbers are based on Black Duck’s repository of 170 000 open-source projects from nearly 4 000 sites.

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