Re: Re: Affero General Public License
> > > I thought I should just check with you guys if the license is OK for
> > > Debian.
> > No, it is not. The requirement of source redistribution to third
> > parties that you are not distributing binaries to is incompatible with
> > the DFSG.
(Benj. Mako Hill)
> I don't think that issue is a closed one.
We are, however, certain that the Affero version is non-free. It is non-free
because it imposes restrictions on modifying the program. It requires that
the *program* contain facilities to send source to users. That is
*definitely* not compatible with the DFSG (and is practically extremely
annoying and obnoxious), even if some alternate clause requiring source
distribution (such as I suggested to the FSF) might be.
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
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