KDE Licensing Policy Updates

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Wed Sep 21 10:39:14 UTC 2016


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 09:19:26PM +0200, Thomas Pfeiffer wrote:
> On 20.09.2016 19:52, Nicolás Alvarez wrote:
> >2016-09-20 14:04 GMT-03:00 Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org>:
> >>Added:
> >>''Applications which are intended to be run on a server'' can be
> >>licenced under the GNU AGPL 3.0 or later
> >>Rationale: KDE Store code is under AGPL
> >>Question: should this be an option or a requirement for server software?
> >I agree with this change, but I think it should remain an option.
> 
> I would support making it mandatory, actually, or at least
> recommended, because for an end user a web service based on GPL
> software is no better than one based on proprietary software,
> because they cannot tell what software it is they're interacting
> with. Therefore, the AGPL closes an important hole in FOSS web
> services.
> 
> I don't feel very strongly about this, but to me it would make sense
> to at least recommend AGPL for web software we produce.

Added that this is recommended now to the Draft

Jonathan


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