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

Bernhard R. Link brlink at
Fri Nov 30 11:46:57 UTC 2007

* simo <simo.sorce at> [071129 23:52]:
> Basically, Richard thinks that the "linked or combined" language does
> not imply modification. IE, releasing a patch against the GPLv3 part of
> the work under AGPLv3 would even be a copyright violation. The patch
> needs to be GPLv3. Only the combination of the works obeys to AGPLv3's
> additional requirements. But each piece retains completely its license.
> Therefore there is no risk that a GPLv3 work can be effectively turned
> into an AGPLv3 work by means of patches.

But even if this holds, someone could still patch the GPLv3 work to a
state where it no longer works alone, and then linking it with a AGPLv3
code having the missing pieces for it to work, couldn't they?

	Bernhard R. Link

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