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Re: Berkeley DB 6.0 license change to AGPLv3

On 2013-07-04 09:23:49 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> I'm curious, can you elaborate on why as upstream you'd refuse to add
> something like a protocol command that return a URL pointing to a
> tarball containing the source code of the INN version the users are
> running? At times, I'm really surprised by the upfront opposition that
> AGPL could get in Free Software cycles and I'd like to understand more
> your motives as an upstream.

What about users who patch and rebuild software locally? What should
the URL be? (Note that a "file:" URL couldn't even be sufficient,
as some software, such as Subversion, can be used remotely without
a shell access, so that there may be no way to fetch a "file:" URL
without installing a new service.)

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