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Re: SSPL or server side public license, GNU better update the AGPL

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: SSPL or server side public license, GNU better update the AGPL
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2021 09:05:38 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.6 (2021-03-06)

* Alfred M. Szmidt <> [2021-03-21 01:56]:
>    Maybe it is the time to update the AGPL to enforce the source to be
>    available when program is served server side?
> The GNU AGPL is a license, not a court -- hence it cannot enforce
> anything.  That is up to the legal system.

If AGPL says that offer is to be made for source code, source code
will rather not be available when there is license violation and
author need to ask courts for enforcements, as it is kind of vague

If AGPL says that source code MUST be available on the website and it
is not available, then it is easier for author to enforce, as author
may not need to ask courts and go into litigations, but may use
shorter processes, maybe something like DMCA.

That problem is present is shown that several serious companies have
changed from AGPL to AGPL-modified license where source code has to be
on the website.

In general, companies do not want to go into legal system, they want
source code published but they did not get it.

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