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Re: GPLv3 affero-compatibility (Re: Affero General Public License)

On Wed, 8 Feb 2006, Steve Langasek wrote:

You then have problems with any "derivative works must be made available
under the terms of this license" clause, which is essential to copyleft.

Not much more than today. GPLv2 is not compatible with AGPL, nor with the proposed GPLv3.

The goal of these optional clauses in GPLv3 is to *expand* the
GPL-compatible creative commons; your suggestion would further fracture it.

The goals to expand the set of works under compatible licenses and to expand the amount of code available to "users" are in conflict. It's already going to create a fracture between GPLv2 and GPLv3, making an explicit fracture between service-restricted and distribution-restricted licenses doesn't seem out of the ballpark.

But it was just a thought.  I don't expect real traction from it.
Mark Rafn    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>

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