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Re: Affero General Public License

On Wed, 8 Feb 2006, Marco d'Itri wrote:

I do not find it different in practice from a similar clause in the GPLv2:

If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
when it starts in an interactive mode:

   Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year  name of author
   Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
   This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
   under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.

That's not even close to what GPLv2(2c) requires. There's no requirement for any specific text, just an "appropriate" copyright notice and notice of lack of warranty. And even this is not required if the program as you recieved it does not print such text, or the program you modified does not "read commands interactively when run".
Mark Rafn    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>

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