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

From: Nicolás Ortega Froysa
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] GPL or AGPL by default
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:52:42 +0200
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On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 02:56:23PM -0700, Aaron Wolf wrote:
> On 09/19/2017 11:50 AM, Nicolás Ortega Froysa wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 06:08:00PM +0000, 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.
> >>
> > 
> > I would certainly say that AGPL should get a lot more attention than it
> > has been, and should at least be presented alongside the GPLv3 whenever
> > possible. What's more, there must be an effort to make people aware of
> > the existance of the AGPL and its purpose (why it exists in the first
> > place and what problems it solves).
> > 
> To be clear, AGPL *addresses* the problem but doesn't actually solve it
> fully.

From the legal and technical side (not the practical side where someone
simply ignores the license, which can happen with GPL as well) what does
it not solve exactly? I would not be surprised if there were some issues
still prevailing, but I'd like to know which ones these are.

Nicolás Ortega Froysa
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