GPL License with clause for Web use?

Hannes Hauswedell hannes at
Thu Nov 22 20:08:23 UTC 2007

Am Mittwoch 21 November 2007 15:53:47 schrieb MJ Ray:
> Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran at> wrote: [...]
> > You don't need permission from the copyright holder to let someone
> > use your laptop for a few minutes.  No more than you do for letting
> > that person read your newspaper for a few minutes.
> While the newspaper-borrowing is now well-established, I think the
> computer-borrowing one is a more recent change... by default,
> copyright law tends to deny things.  It's not so long ago that
> permission to backup software was added to English law.
> I'm disappointed by the refusal to discuss physical
> computer-borrowing when AGPL is about restricting network-based
> computer-borrowing.
> Regards,

The AGPL is not about borrowing computers, or using some software at 
someone else's house, its about network access.
If I develop this super-cool AJAX Web2.0 Future-Application and provide 
the source-code, THAN I WANT other poeple to have access to 
modifications. If you take that code and add some extra-features and 
get a deal with google that they integrate it with GMail, I WANT 
GMail-users to know, that they are using free software, I WANT them to 
get Source-Code access and I WANT them to have the right to offer those 
services themselves.
The AGPL provides for this, the GPL doesnt. If you make your business of 
Application Services and don't want your users to get the code, than 
you are working against the common goal of software freedom and social 

Solidarische Grüße

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