[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Is AGPLv3 DFSG-free?

On Wed, 03 Sep 2008, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
> 2008/9/3 Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>:
> > The GPL allows us to provide equivalent access to the source as we
> > do to the binaries,
> And doesn't the AGPL too? Both the program and the source over the
> network?

No, it requires distribution of source at "use" time, not
"distribution" time. [People use a version of a program and its
dependencies over a much longer time than Debian traditionally
distributes it.]
> > The AGPL requires access to source to occur at the time of use,
> > which is more difficult.
> Why? You just have to put a link somewhere "source here".

And the link has to go to somewhere where the source actually exists.
Try doing that currently for a package and all of the package's
recursive dependencies which was in testing 3 months ago, but has
since been superseded.

Don Armstrong

I have no use for "before and after" pictures.
I can't remember starting, and I'm never done.
 -- a softer world #221

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

Reply to: