Launchpad Is Now Fully Open-Source Software
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 21 July 2009 at 07:56 AM EDT. 6 Comments
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Last year on the 22nd of July we were covering the OSCON 2008 event. There really wasn't anything great about that year's open-source conference from O'Reilly (hence it's demise and conversion into LinuxCon in a different state), but Mark Shuttleworth was there and had keynoted at one of the evening events. Among other statements, Mark said that Launchpad would be open-source within 12 months. Well, with tomorrow marking the one-year anniversary, Canonical has early this morning pushed out the source-code to Launchpad.

Launchpad is now fully open-source! A few months back when looking at the road-map to an open-source Launchpad it looked like some of its components would not actually be open-sourced, but with today's surprise announcement, everything has been open-sourced. Yes, it includes the Soyuz and Codehosting components. Launchpad is being licensed under the AGPLv3.

The announcement regarding the code to Launchpad now being open-sourced can be found on the Canonical Blog as well as via an Ubuntu press release.
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