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Re: The Affero license

> Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:
> > Forced publication of in-house development considerably increases the
> > cost of running software.  

On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> This is only true when you adopt a "high falutin" concept of
> "publication".
> Make a tar file, put it on a web site, a five minute job.  Advertise a
> bug-reporting and comments mailing address, and then a reflector on
> that list which says "sorry, but we don't have the time or resources
> to answer your email or even read it."  Another five minutes.

You're not serious are you?  Include "sanitize for undesirable comments",
re-architect to avoid an insecure hack, setup, house, and buy bandwidth
for http and mail servers for all these extra things because your core
service doesn't support those non-features.

Sure, all those things (except the last) are optional, but in reality they 
mean "I can't use this supposedly-free software."

By the way, if I'm required to provide source via http, does that mean I'm 
in violation when my HTTP server is down for a week because I've 
exceeded my bandwidth limit, (assume my affero-based-non-http server is 
still running because it has a different bandwidth agreement, or runs 
on a different medium)?
Mark Rafn    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>  

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