Re: The Show So Far
Glenn Maynard <email@example.com> writes:
> Hence the ASP loophole: you can take a program licensed under the GPL,
> pound it into this type of interface, and you no longer have to
> distribute anything at all for people to use it. The GPL is dependent
> on distribution in order for people to be able to get the source.
There are clearly about six different "ASP loopholes" confusing this
discussion. :) I propose from now on that people stop saying "the ASP
loophole" as if there were only one. David Turner contends that the
real problem is web-only applications, I assumed you meant "GPL'd
client, proprietary web app", and actually you mean "GPL'd web app,
But I'm not sure I understand even now the specific case you are
speaking of. Still, I think there is a good rule here:
Free software lets me modify my program, and as long as I don't copy
it, I get to run it all I like and not provide source for anyone. I'm
even allowed to do this for other people.