Re: GR proposal: the AGPL does not meet the DFSG (take 2)
* Bill Allombert:
> ========= Text of the GR ===================
> The Debian project resolves that softwares licensed under the GNU Affero
> General Public License are not free according to the Debian Free Software
> ========= End of the text ==================
I think this has to be decided on a case-by-base basis. For certain
types of programs, it might be easily possible to comply with the
terms of the license, so I don't think there is a DFSG violation.
(E.g. upstream provides an in-situ source code distribution mechanism,
and we decide that the AGPL doesn't require that the debian/ directory
from the source package is made available for download.)
In other cases, like SMTP implementatins which put source code
download instructions in the footer of messages, I think we should
refrain from putting it in the archive. But I don't think this
requires a GR. It's a case-by-case decision.