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Re: The Affero license

Rob Lanphier <robla@real.com> writes:

> So, does this group think the ASP loophole is worth closing, and if so,
> what is the right way to close it?  If not, why not?

In my daily work, I adapt a lot of free software and use it in an
ASP-like environment.  If the licenses closed the ASP loophole in a
way that forced me to publish *all* these changes (and AFAIK that's
one of the things which people are considering), then I could not use
this software because preparing the changes for distribution is often
impossible (due to time constraints and local configuration
intertwined with the code).

Forced publication of in-house development considerably increases the
cost of running software.  Furthermore, I believe that it's of no
one's business what's going on on my computers, even if I use these
computers to offer some service.

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