GPL License with clause for Web use?

MJ Ray mjr at
Thu Nov 22 13:59:40 UTC 2007

Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran at> wrote:
> MJ Ray <mjr at> writes:
> > "Copylefted software is free software whose distribution terms do not
> > let redistributors add any additional restrictions when they
> > redistribute or modify the software" but GPLv3 does let, through AGPLv3.
> >
> This looks like a mistake in categories.html.  I'll mail FSF about this.

Rather, it's a mistake in GPLv3 *iff* it should be a strong copyleft.

FSF changing its basic guidance to create retrospective continuity is
the wrong way to fix this, just like editing the GNU website after a
GNU luminary makes false claims in interviews is the wrong way to fix
those.  Instead, try apologising and issuing corrections...

Or maybe GPLv3 was never meant to be a strong copyleft.  iDunno.
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