Re: Is AGPLv3 DFSG-free?
* Benjamin M. A'Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> [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