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