Care to point any other definition?
Posted Jul 28, 2009 6:13 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: Care to point any other definition?
Parent article: Launchpad source released
AGPL's justification for requiring that you distribute source
clearly the same as GPL's: "The freedom to study how the program works, and
change it to make it do what you wish."
That's merely freedom number 2, it can not trump freedom number 0.
AGPL merely requires that you enable more people to have that
freedom than the GPL does.
AGPL severely limits my freedom number 0 for the sake of freedom number
2. It also imposes "freedom" number 3 effectively making it obligation for
no good reason at all.
It's like three laws of
robotics: everyone agree it's good (even if impractical) laws, but put
law number 3 above law number 2 (let alone law number 1) - and you have
unmitigated disaster (as Asimov showed in his works). Situation with free
software definition is the same: minor changes (like GPL => AGPL change)
can convert acceptable thing to abomintaion.
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