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Re: Is AGPLv3 DFSG-free?

"Arc Riley" <arcriley@gmail.com> writes:

> It has already been made clear that you're not required to
> distribute the modified source on the same network connection as the
> remote interaction.

Has it? I haven't seen how anything but "convey the corresponding
source at the same time and from the same server as the interactive
interface" can guarantee to satisfy AGPLv3 §13.

I've seen many *assertions* that copyright holders probably won't
insist that the AGPLv3 §13 be followed. I don't see how that argues
that the terms make a work free.

> That those debating against the AGPLv3 on this thread

Again, arguing "for" or "against" the AGPLv3 is irrelevant here. The
question being asked in this discussion is: Is a work DFSG-free if it
is licensed under the terms of the AGPLv3, with its terms *as is* and
not with some of them handwaved away to assume a generous copyright

> What we care about is having the source code available and that all
> users are made aware of it's availability.

This is laudable, and indeed a necessary part of the work being free
software. Can we please move past this to the remaining questions of
whether *all* the terms of the AGPLv3, applied as-is to a work, make
that work free or non-free under *all* the guidelines of the DFSG.

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Ben Finney

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