GPL License with clause for Web use?

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at
Mon Nov 19 16:47:04 UTC 2007

MJ Ray <mjr at> writes:
> It is very disappointing that FSF has been
> causing license proliferation recently - don't encourage it! It's
> definitely not fun for hackers!

What's the problem?

Licence proliferation can be a pain, but in this case there is no
incompatibility and the additional complexity is only two paragraphs.

The number of licences in existence hasn't even changed.  The Affero licence
already existed with GNU endorsement.  Superceding it with the GNU Affero
GPL does nothing other than arguably increasing that endorsement.

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