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Re: Affero General Public License

dagon@dagon.net wrote:

>> 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.
There is still the requirement to implement specific a functionality in
the program. As long as the GPLv3 requirement is general enough I believe
that it's not different from this requirement in GPLv2.

>  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".
The GPLv3 does not require to provide access to source either.


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