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

MJ Ray mjr at
Thu Nov 22 19:01:16 UTC 2007

simo <simo.sorce at> wrote:
> I think a very important consideration is how much probable it is for an
> AGPL project to be successful. So far I know (I am ignorant tho) of no
> really successful AGPL based projects. [...]

How about ?
Over 3.9 million users seems pretty successful to me.

I'm surprised that a member of a GPL drafting committees[*] was not
told where the AGPL is currently causing problems when being asked to
review a GPL that adds compatibility with it.  Weren't the committees
given briefings on the current use of these licences?  Didn't they ask?

[*] Message-Id: <1195755474.15342.282.camel at localhost.localdomain>

> [...] It is a theoretical
> possibility yes, does it warrant all the fuss? [...]

This is more than a theoretical problem, so yes.

simo <simo.sorce at> wrote:
> I surrender, you clearly master English better than me, and I can't try
> to use rhetoric with such a big handicap, you will always find an easy
> way to turn what I say to your advantage.

Maybe instead of trying "to use rhetoric" or surrendering, it would be
helpful to address the concerns or explain the reasons?  Just a

Hope that explains,
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