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For computers without network devices GPL and AGPL are essentially the same and provide the same freedom. But I am certain you won't agree.
True, but only partically true...
Posted Jul 27, 2009 16:03 UTC (Mon) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Nonsense. Just unplug the computers network and you aren't obliged to release anything.
For computers without network devices GPL and AGPL are essentially the same and provide the same freedom.
Not even close.
But I am certain you won't agree.
Of course not! If I unplug the computer from network I'm getting freedom 3 back but I lose freedom 0 - and freedom 0 is the most important freedom of all four!
So while "just unplug the system from network" is a way to get freedom 3 back it's in no way makes AGPL free license: A program is free software if users have all of these freedoms - and this "unplugging act" loses the most important freedom.
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