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Re: The Affero license

Scripsit Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au>
> On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 04:26:08PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:

> > And, the real killer, it fails the Chinese dissident test rather
> > massively.

> How so? If the government can't get to your regular data, then there's
> no reason for it to be able to get to the source code you provide either.

Whut? The licence explicitly says that the modified program must
provide its own the source code to whoever asks for it, including the
government. The program must do so even if it protects the regular
data from unauthorized access (by cryptographic techniques with keys
stored separate from the source code, or whatever).

Henning Makholm                                      "Punctuation, is? fun!"

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