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Re: Is AGPLv3 DFSG-free?

* Benjamin M. A'Lee <bma+lists@subvert.org.uk> [080823 21:03]:
> > So everything is fine until someone wants to modify the software.
> > But if they do, you say they are no longer allowed to run it without
> > fullfilling some restrictions. I fail to see how anyone can consider that free.
> How is that different to the GPL? The GPL requires anybody who distributes
> the software to fulfill some restrictions (i.e., provide source). The
> only difference I can see is that under the AGPL, "usage" always implies
> "distribution", which I don't think is completely unreasonable for
> webapps and similar.

Except that that running software is nothing that a sane copyright law
should interfere with and nothing anything wanting to be called free
license has a right to limit.

	Bernhard R. Link

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