Releasing GPL Code: Best Practices?

By Deane Barker on February 21, 2008

How do you or your company release code you’re compelled to release under the GPL?

One of the core tenets of open source is that you release your changes to the community. Everyone pays lip service to this idea, but how do people and companies actually do it?

Does your company have a “GPL code” section on their Web site? Do they have a separate Web site for it? Do they just open up a Subversion repository to the public and call it good? They they put some notice on the code stating that this fulfills their GPL obligation?

I ask because Blend is planning to release a “Blend Labs”-style site in the future with a bunch of our code and projects we’ve been sitting on. I’m curious how other companies actually release their GPL’d code.

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Comments

  1. How do you or your company release code you’re compelled to release under the GPL?

    Heck, we don’t release anything, prolly because we don’t code. But, I remembered your post when I came across This article from Linux.com. Apparently, the guide deals solely with the legal aspects but it might be a good start.

    hth, -Craig

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