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Re: Is AGPLv3 DFSG-free?

Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> Would you consider that anonymous enough to pass the dissident test?

The dissident test does not require that every possible method of source
distribution passes the test, but only that it's possible to pass the test.

The life of a dissident is a complicated and difficult one. The fact
that they cannot avail themselves of the most convenient and lowest cost
methods of distributing the source code to their free software is, I
suggest, but a minor consideration in their thinking. They probably
can't avail themselves of the lowest cost and most convenient forms of
transport either (e.g. Oyster cards in London).

> Consider a dissident in a totalitarian state who wishes to share a
> modified bit of software with fellow dissidents, but does not wish to
> reveal the identity of the modifier, or directly reveal the
> modifications themselves, or even possession of the program, to the
> government. 

So he can have a "Download source" link on his web interface. This does
not require revealing anything to anyone who is not one of his "fellow
dissidents" who is using the web interface.


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