Effects of “distribution” license terms for web applications (was: ExtJS licencing)

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Thu Nov 19 22:24:09 UTC 2009

Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> writes:

> It's an interesting problem. In order to make ExtJS part of a web
> application, you have to distribute it. The web application needs to
> comply with the terms of the GPLv3 because it is combined with a work
> under the GPLv3, to create a larger program (by virtue of hyperlinks,
> they are also not separate). However, the whole web application is not
> distributed, only part of it, so it's rather unclear what the GPLv3
> means in this context.

Hence the perceived need for the AGPL, I suppose.

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