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Re: monit & GPL V3

From: Jan-Henrik Haukeland
Subject: Re: monit & GPL V3
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:13:34 +0100

We actually use AGPL and our goal with using AGPL is to preserve the concept of 
copyleft with Monit. The license only applies if you plan to distribute or 
provide Monit to third parties. In that case our hope and the reason we use 
AGPL is that any modification done to Monit can be contributed back so others 
can benefit. Otherwise, you can do whatever you want with Monit without any 
restrictions which is the normal case for 99% of all users. More information 
about GPL can be found in the GPL FAQ,

On Dec 19, 2011, at 5:39 PM, Andrew Holt wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a question, why is monit licensed under GPL V3 ? 
> I have worked for a couple of companies that explicitly forbid the use of 
> software covered by GPLV3 to remove the risk of being forced to either 
> provide, or re-write vendor produced code that makes use of it.
> I’m not trying to start a debate of the merits, or otherwise, of GPLV3 just 
> top understand the reasoning (so I can attempt to persuade others :).
> Regards,
> Andrew

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