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Re: Final text of AGPL v3



On Thu, 6 Dec 2007 18:46:57 +0000 John Halton wrote:

[...]
> As regards the AGPL web server and other similar
> hypotheticals, I think this would come down to user/community
> pressure: i.e. if someone chooses a licence that is impractical then
> either the software won't find many users, or the licensor will come
> under pressure to move to a better licence.
> 
> That makes the AGPL a bad licence in some circumstances, but I'm not
> convinced it makes it non-free.

IMHO the problem is: it seems that I cannot modify an AGPLv3'ed program
into a web server without adopting contorted and unpractical (or even
unfeasible) technical solutions or otherwise failing to comply with the
license.

This definitely smells as non-free, from my standpoint.


As usual: IANAL, TINLA, IANADD, TINASOTODP.

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