Licence for Desktop Service Software ??

Alex Hudson home at
Mon Dec 3 16:11:32 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 16:17 +0100, Shane Martin Coughlan wrote:
> Antonello Lobianco wrote:
> > May I still use the Affero licence? Is out there a licence (compatible with 
> > the GPLv2, as I am using Qt and glpk) that is similar to the Affero one but 
> > without the "network" limitation ??
> From the outline you provided, it sounds like you are interested in
> something like GPLv2 + additional term.  That would be vanilla GPLv2
> incompatible. 

It would also stop being free software, unless I'm missing something. 

Whether you agree with the AGPL or not, it's a hack put in place because
a user is never the recipient of a copy of (e.g.) a web app. If you have
a copy of a free app, you're free to use and modify it however you
please without having to redistribute it.

As you point out, the GPLv2 incompatibility rules this out on practical
grounds anyway.



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