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No GPL v3 License avaliable to pick

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It would be nice to be able to pick the GNU General Public License v3 as a source license. Currently you can only pick v2 which really shouldn't be used for new projects anymore in the spirit of the Free Software Foundation.
Closed Oct 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM by martin
We've added the GPLv3 license to the list of options available. Thanks all!

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remz wrote Jan 17, 2008 at 6:18 AM

I realy need GPL v3 for my project since it uses apache 2.0 licensed libs which is not compatible with GPLv2.

dariusdamalakas wrote Oct 6, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Hello, is anybody reading this issue tracker?

I think 12 votes is enough to just simply add this license to the list, isn't it?

dariusdamalakas wrote Oct 6, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Hello, is anybody reading this issue tracker?

I think 12 votes is enough to just simply add this license to the list, isn't it?

dariusdamalakas wrote Oct 6, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Hello, is anybody reading this issue tracker?

I think 12 votes is enough to just simply add this license to the list, isn't it?

dariusdamalakas wrote Oct 6, 2009 at 5:52 PM

sorry for multiple same comments, accidently

BriceLambson wrote Oct 19, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Ditto on the Apache 2.0/GPLv2 incompatibility. I seriously can't believe this issue is almost two years old -- do you really want to prevent projects from being hosted on your site simply because we can't select a legally appropiate license?!

dariusdamalakas wrote Oct 20, 2009 at 7:07 AM

It seems that this whole issue list is just for us to waste our own time.

swatwork wrote Nov 25, 2009 at 8:07 PM

I've just rejected CodePlex as a possible hosting site for my .NET project because of the lack of GPL3 support. Seems Microsoft want to play politics with my software.

dariusdamalakas wrote Nov 29, 2009 at 7:35 AM

Congrats swatwork with such a decision. Where do you host your project now?

fleetcommand wrote Nov 29, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Unfortunately I also had to let expire my project because I couldn't select the license I already had in my source (GPLv3) so I couldn't publish it. It's sad because in general, Codeplex seems to be a fast and simple site.

W3bbo wrote Jan 22, 2010 at 12:55 AM

I have no reason to believe Microsoft is "playing politics" by not having GPLv3 on the list, it makes no difference to Microsoft what license the code on here is under (since the site's ToU and other agreements explicitly state the code remains the property of the contributors and not Microsoft). "Never ascribe to malice what can be explained by incompetence" on this is case, just laziness.

My latest project is meant to be under GPLv3, but I can live with GPLv2 for now. C'mon Microsoft, just add another option to that drop-down!

LukaszSwiatkowski wrote Oct 22, 2010 at 7:53 PM

LGPL v3 also would be good…

BriceLambson wrote Oct 23, 2010 at 5:11 PM

For anyone still waiting on this, I noticed in the FAQ the other day this statement: "If your project requires a license that is not on the list, you can request a custom license using the contact us form."

oisin wrote May 12, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Use the custom license option and paste in the text of the GPLv3, you dimwits.

squall412 wrote May 13, 2011 at 5:54 AM

Vote Here

swatwork wrote Jun 17, 2011 at 5:37 PM

@dariusdamalakas: I use SourceForge.
@W3bbo: well 2 years later on and still no sign of either GPLv3 or LGPLv3. They can't be THAT lazy can they?
@oisin: there doesn't appear to be one, er, dimwit!

fwsmaster wrote Jun 24, 2011 at 8:20 AM

Hi
Thanks for your email. Currently, we're not supporting GPLv3 at this time.
Can you log this as a feature request on our issue tracker here: http://codeplex.codeplex.com/WorkItem/Create.
We generally try to use our issue tracker to help prioritize what features we work on next.

Thanks,
@microsoft.com CodePlex Support
CodePlex - Open Source Project Hosting
http://www.codeplex.com

Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 9:11 AM
To: CodePlex Support
Subject: GNU license v.3

Hello,

Would it be possible for you to add the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) as published on 29 June 2007 to the list of available licenses?
The latest version of the Survey project web application (http://survey.codeplex.com) is specifically making use of this license.

Thank you in advance.

martin wrote Sep 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM

I'm going to look into this one. I'll let you know how I get on.