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

Sam Liddicott sam at
Thu Nov 22 15:18:05 UTC 2007

* Alex Hudson wrote, On 22/11/07 14:36:
> I think you've answered your own question - it is in the GPLv3, in 7b :D
> Section 7 enumerates some specific, limited, requirements that you can
> supplement the GPLv3 with. The AGPL is treated completely specially:
> there is no specific enumeration of the single requirement for a
> web-quine.
> That's the difference. Any additional restriction in the Apache license
> must be matched by similar language in the GPLv3 for it to work. The
> AGPL restriction, which has no such similar language in the GPLv3, only
> works because the AGPL has preferential status. You can't add additional
> restrictions beyond those the GPL sets out, unless you're the AGPL.
Does this mean the the AGPL is effectively an "or later version" back
door for people who don't choose the "or later version" suffix? (If
there is even such an "or later version" for GPL3)


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