[Mageia-discuss] Introducing mageia-app-db

Samuel Verschelde stormi at laposte.net
Mon Nov 8 14:44:23 CET 2010

Le vendredi 5 novembre 2010 12:08:57, Michael Scherer a écrit :
> Le vendredi 05 novembre 2010 à 09:18 +0100, Samuel Verschelde a écrit :
> > Le vendredi 5 novembre 2010 02:35:12, Michael Scherer a écrit :
> > > 
> > > May I suggest to take a look at the license AGPL v3 for the software
> > > ( and also the idea behind Franklin Street statement )
> > 
> > Why not (although I didn't understand the Franklin Street thing). Why this very license rather than another one ?
> The franklin street statement is just about free web service. 
> And the AGPL is different from the GPL in the sense that user of a
> network service are considered as user with AGPL, which mean they can
> ask for source code and modification of the network service, which is
> not the case of GPL.
> Ie, if I change a GPL software, let's say imp. The users of the web
> software are not required to get modification nor source, since this is
> not executed on their server. That's a loophole in the GPL.
> With AGPL v3, from what I understood, this is different, according to
> the section 13 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html . Ie, if I
> change statusnet, people viewing the website must receive a offer to get
> the source code much like regular GPL for a regular non networked
> software.
> But do not blindly trust me, try to read various things about it before
> changing ( even if I found some FUD on the web about this :/ ). 

I'll take a look. AGPL seems a suitable license at first sight.


Samuel Verschelde

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