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GPL Project Watch List for Week of 05/16

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As of today, May 16th, our count for the GPL v3 is at 2371 GPL v3 projects. Since our last post, this is 160 new GPL v3 projects, which is the cumulation of over 2 weeks of projects. This matches with our estimate of approximately 50 projects per week. The AGPL v3 is still growing and is at 86 AGPL v3 project, soon to hit 100 projects. And the LGPL v3 count is now at 219 LGPL v3 projects, up 19 projects since our last posting.

This Week:

* New Projects
* This Weeks Story: Storage and Computing "on the cloud"
* See you later! LGPL's "or later" may be right now at discretion of the user.
* User Updates

New project conversions this week include:

* eyeEdu: eyeEdu is a web-based desktop (built from the eyeOS project), redesigned for the use of kids. Many applications are included that combine learning and fun, along with an intuitive kid-friendly interface.
* AsmFile: AsmFile is a small and fast file manager written in assembler. It uses a two pane interface like "mc" and other file managers. AsmFile runs in a console or a terminal window.
*Quakey: Quackey is a somewhat simplified but mostly feature-complete version of the Perquackey anagram word-building game.

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