[Fsf-friends] Fwd: [Info-gplv3] Second discussion draft of GNU AGPL version 3 released

Vikram Vincent vincentvikram@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Tue Aug 14 21:41:54 IST 2007

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Date: 14-Aug-2007 21:29
Subject: [Info-gplv3] Second discussion draft of GNU AGPL version 3 released
To: info-gplv3 at gplv3.fsf.org, info-fsf at gnu.org, info-gnu at gnu.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released the second discussion
draft of the GNU Affero General Public License (GNU AGPL).  This new
license is based on version 3 of the GNU GPL.  It has a new requirement to
ensure that users who interact with the software over a network can receive
the source for that program.

The original Affero GPL was intended to guarantee that everyone could
receive the source for web applications that they used, so the software
could always be shared and improved.  The corresponding provision in the
GNU AGPL applies this same principle to all software that interacts with
users through a network, but doesn't impose additional requirements when
the same code is used for other purposes.  Since the GNU AGPL is based on
version 3 of the GNU GPL, it will also provide improved
internationalization, compatibility with the Apache License, and other

This is the "Last Call" draft; the FSF will hear feedback on this new text
from the public before publishing the final license.  The additional
provision is in the first paragraph of section 13, and we ask that comments
be focused there.  You can review the draft and provide your feedback at

Brett Smith
Licensing Compliance Engineer, Free Software Foundation

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Vikram Vincent
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