GPL License with clause for Web use?

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at
Wed Nov 21 15:46:46 UTC 2007

MJ Ray <mjr at> writes:
> By the way, the GPLv3 AGPL-friendly clause is only friendly to AGPLv3,
> so what happens when AGPLv4 or AGPLv3.1 comes out?  Oops?

I should first point out that it's very unlikely that an AGPL-specific
update will be required.  For one reason, there're only two paragraphs of
AGPL-specific text.  For another, at a guess (barring major changes in
technology usage which might make the AGPL a really good idea), the AGPL
will only be used by a handful of projects.

But, in this very unlikely event, if the harm is worth the effort, FSF can
start working on a GPLv4 or 3.1.

(And knowing that FSF will update the licences if any exploits are found
decreases the value of looking for exploits.)

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