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