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New License type, GNU AGPL, from release 2.1

Posted by Joe (joe) on Nov 20 2008
News from the Editor >> Program

We are changing the license type from GNU GPL to GNU AGPL from release 2.1. This license type is more adequate for this type of program.

The Gnu Affero General Public License is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation. The GNU AGPL is similar to the GNU General Public License, except that it has an additional section to cover use over a computer network. It closes what is commonly known as the Application service provider loophole of the GNU General Public License. The additional section requires that the complete source code be made available to any network user of the AGPLed work, typically a web application.

You can see the license here.


Last changed: Nov 21 2009 at 5:16 am


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