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Black Duck Highlights Diversity in Open-Source Licensing

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June 30, 2009, 1:11 pm

Black Duck Software, a maker of software for analyzing open-source code, on June 30 announced results of a study that shows "increasing diversity in license types being chosen for open-source projects."

According to Black Duck there has been "increasing adoption of the GPLv3 license coupled with an overall 5 percent drop in the number of projects adopting the GPL license generally." Moreover, "GPL licenses ... are used in more than 65 percent of open-source projects evaluated by Black Duck. Growth in the use of the GPLv3 license increased at a 4x rate year-over-year, with 9,500 GPLv3 licenses in use in 2009, compared to 2,345 in 2008," Black Duck said in a news release...

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