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Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

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Use GPL instead of AGPL?

Reported by: Lance Edgar Owned by: Lance Edgar
Priority: major Component: Meta
Version: Keywords: license
Cc: Relationships: New

Description

Technically any public-facing website which made use of an AGPL'ed Rattail code base would need to make its full source available to the public via a download link, if I'm reading the AGPL correctly.

On the one hand this is desirable because that is exactly the "protection" added by the AGPL. I.e. any improvements made - even if only visible as an installed program on a server - would be available to the user/community in code form.

On the other hand, since this really is (presumably) about retail, it may be that some proprietary things like pricing algorithms would inadvertently get caught up in the license constraints. I'm not sure that would necessarily be welcome news for the retailers.

Perhaps more thought should be given this question. If the AGPL is deemed too heavy-handed, then I assume the GPL would be the next best alternative. Going all the way to MIT/BSD seems like too far somehow...

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Lance Edgar <lance@…>

In 180c9314d84859660b131f541d0b6f34d27b02c8/rattail:

Switch license to GPL v3 (no longer Affero)

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comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Lance Edgar <lance@…>

In 90e431c617b6d6301b1767edf6e46831ee513358/rattail-tempmon:

Switch license to GPL v3 (no longer Affero)

refs #2

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Lance Edgar <lance@…>

In 581ced29907e2d1849b2a0cd1846939e8e8e7ae5/tailbone:

Switch license to GPL v3 (no longer Affero)

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comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by Lance Edgar <lance@…>

In b57b76f/rattail_brdata:

Switch license to GPL v3 (no longer Affero)

refs #2

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by Lance Edgar <lance@…>

In 10f2be1/sms-deploy-rattail:

Switch license to GPL v3 (no longer Affero)

refs #2

comment:6 Changed 2 months ago by Lance Edgar

I am considering this a closed issue at this point. I still need to go through all source repositories to make sure GPL is used all around though.

(Really I'm just testing the email notifications here.)

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