Download the authoritative guide: Cloud Computing 2018: Using the Cloud to Transform Your BusinessThe official final release of the GPL is is expected today and it's possible that over 5,500 projects could be migrating to it in very quickly.
Software vendor Palamida, which develops an application that is used to identify licenses and potential licensing issues, estimates that at least 5,509 projects have indicated an intention to move to GPL version 3.
The GPLv3 figures are part of a new public online effort at Gpl3.palamida.com from Palamida to track adoption of the new license.
"FSF (Free Software Foundation) will always be the site for information about GPLv3," Palamida CEO Mark Tolliver told internetnews.com. "But as we looked at it [GPLv3] we thought there would be a lot of interest in which projects have or have not decided to use GPLv3 and since it's our business to understand that we said this is an opportunity for us to give back."
"We have to stand ready to help people as the focus changes from the vetting and the creation of the GPL version 3 to the actual pragmatic decision making around it," Tolliver said.
The online site will differ somewhat from what Palamida offers its customers. Theresa Bui Friday, vice president and co-founder of Palamida, explained that the IP Amplifier compliance library will actually flag which project have actually moved to GPLv3 and allow customers to detect it in absolute manner.
"On the website we will offer an indication of projects that have indicated a commitment to move to GPLv3 that may not necessarily have actually moved yet," Bui Friday explained.