Licence for Desktop Service Software ??

Antonello Lobianco blackhole at
Tue Dec 4 08:44:52 UTC 2007

Thanks for the reply.. I am not in the law domain but if I undestood correcty 
you claim that a licence of the software like the GPL+clause of mandatory 
redistribution of source code in case of redistribution of products/services 
("results") obtained with a modified version of the software woult it make 
the software not only GPLv3 incompatible but also would make it not 
being "free software" ?

Which of the basic "freedoms" would it be broked ?

I spent only few days in this matters, but I understood that a licence is 
compatible when the additional code add a restriction (eg. LGPL->GPL) and is 
uncompatible in the opposite case.. or am I going to simple ?? 


On lunedì 3 dicembre 2007, Alex Hudson wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Alex.

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