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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GPL or AGPL by default

From: Aaron Wolf
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GPL or AGPL by default
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:20:20 -0700

On 09/19/2017 11:08 AM, Lyberta wrote:
> Given how quickly SaaSS is taking over the world, should we start
> recommending releasing software under AGPL by default? Even if you wrote
> a simple thing intended to be run locally, someone may put it on the
> server, make SaaSS with it and then add private modifications.

In principle, yes. In practice, license-compatibility should be
emphasized, so software that might be of interest to existing projects
that aren't going to release under AGPL, there are times that weaker
more-compatible licenses make sense.

But I agree fully with: AGPLv3+ as default and urge all software to use
AGPLv3-compatible licenses (i.e. GPLv3 compatible). Sometimes that could
mean BSD-3 or Apache v2 or GPLv2+, when fitting into an existing ecosystem.

My 2¢

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