Does anyone have a reasonable list of existing AGPL codebases of merit? It could be that the Launchpad code might represent a very significant uptick in the number of lines of code covered by the AGPL. That's probably big news for supporters of the Franklin Street Statement. Oh wait, I'm one of those supporters.
Encouraging AGPL adoption across web services is really the next big cultural battle. As more and more businesses look to SaaS data lock-in as the business model for their service..AGPL codebases are the best protection for users. I think there is a place for Canonical to lead by example in that fight, if they are willing to take it up. Hopefully the benefits of opening up launchpad under AGPL will give them the confidence and motivation necessary to commit to opening Landscape and UbuntuOne in the future.
I'd like to see the FSF to write an update article about the current state of project hosting which takes Launchpad out of the Axis of Evil category or at the very least update this http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/savannah to reflect the new reality.