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Re: Berkeley DB 6.0 license change to AGPLv3

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 03:50:03PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> There is just one caveat: you must make sure to never, ever, distribute that
> piece of software, because once you do, you permanently lose your right to
> use it without obnoxious and potentially crippling restrictions.

Not right. You have to allow _access_ to it via a computer network.

> That's section 9 of AGPL v3.

Please read section 9 of GPL v3, it is identical.

> Per section 13, any derived software that "supports remote interaction
> through a computer network" must present a prominent offer to every user,
> no matter if that's feasible or possible.

You miss a vital part of this sentence: "(if your version supports such
interaction)". Please quote complete sentences if you try to proof

> The official FTPmaster response came in #495721, and it doesn't even
> mention this issue, only three minor points (cost of running a webserver
> with sources, private use, contaminating reverse dependencies).

GPL also contaminates its reverse dependencies. So what? Okay, in this
case you actually have to do something for it.

> Thus, could someone please explain, are there any arguments that
> forbidding reuse with any protocols that don't support sending bulk
> ancillary text would be free?

Okay, you did not read it.


The heart is not a logical organ.
		-- Dr. Janet Wallace, "The Deadly Years", stardate 3479.4

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