GPL License with clause for Web use?

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at
Wed Nov 21 12:24:12 UTC 2007

MJ Ray <mjr at> writes:
> Why should AGPL be on the acceptable side of the line?

This is a judgement call the free software community will have to make.

For me, adding requirements and inconveniences to free software licences is
acceptable when they're the minimum necessary to ensure that all future
users have the four freedoms.

> Huh?  Can I take code from an non-free/AGPL'd web app and put it into
> a free/GPL'd web app without having to move to AGPL?

I don't see the confusion.

Can you mix GPL and AGPL code without changing the licence of the GPL'd
code?  Of course, yes.

Can you disribute a combined GPL+AGPL project under just the GPL?  Of course

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