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Re: The Affero license

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

> 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).

And, my data might be non-sensitive, but the program might well be.

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