Re: GR proposal: the AGPL does not meet the DFSG (take 2)
On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:11 PM, Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> wrote:
>> -- The code is modified to interact with the user using a network protocol
>> that does not allow to display a prominent offer.
> This is actually your best argument so far, but I don't think it's
> completely true either.
Yes, this is one of the awkward things I find in the AGPL. If it's not
a webapp, what then?
> If the software uses some other protocol that doesn't allow you to do
> some lay-out like HTTP does, then you simply need to make sure that
> people using your software are informed out-of-band.
That would be complying with the spirit of the license, but not the
actual clause AFAICS.
> "your modified version must prominently offer all users interacting with
> it [...]"
> I don't think that must necessarily be interpreted into saying that it
> must be done by the software itself,
Well, it sounds like it does mean exactly that.
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