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Re: Berkeley DB 6.0 license change to AGPLv3



On Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2013, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Clint Byrum <spamaps@debian.org> writes:

> > I do think AGPL complies with all of the clauses of the DFSG. There is

> > very little difference in an AGPLv3 licensed library as a GPLv3 licensed

> > library.


> I agree from a licensing standpoint.


> I think that, from a security standpoint, an AGPLv3 license on a library

> puts any software that links with that library in an extremely awkward and

> surprising security situation due to the prohibition on locally patching

> security vulnerabilities without disclosure. [...]

> Those kind of license terms are very awkward [...]


ouch :(


Thanks for "waking me up", Russ. :-)





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