Questions / Concepts GPL. Was: Re: GPL License with clause for Web use?

MJ Ray mjr at
Thu Nov 22 13:42:54 UTC 2007

Sam Liddicott <sam at> wrote:
> However, I owe a few people an apology, I got the AGPL and GPL3 confused
> yesterday, and thought that the quotation from section 13 of the AGPL
> was taken from the GPL (which is why it took me by surprise). I thought
> the GPL3 itself was permitting upgrading of licenses to AGPL.

If you are referring to the quotation by Ciaran O'Riordan in
Message-Id: <>
then that is indeed from the GPL, not the AGPL.  (It was headed "Use
with the GNU Affero General Public License" while the AGPL section 13
is titled "Remote Network Interaction; Use with the GNU General Public
License.") => GPL3 itself seems to permit upgrading to the AGPL.

> I realise that any enhancements made to my GPL3 works will be GPL3
> licensed even if they are by the same author of the AGPL work and for
> the benefit of the combined GPL3/AGPL combination. [...]

No, enhancements to your GPL3 work may be licensed under the GPL3 or
the AGPL3, depending on various things.

Is this why the question-gathering page previously linked as
seems to have vanished?

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