Subject: Re: The GNU AGPL and Free Software Businesses
From: "Michael R. Bernstein" <michael@fandomhome.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 11:30:34 -0700
Wed, 12 Sep 2007 11:30:34 -0700
Darn, I forgot the link:

[1] http://gplv3.fsf.org/comment/agplv3-draft-2.html

On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 11:29 -0700, Michael R. Bernstein wrote:
> The list has been rather quite for a while, so I thought I'd kick off a
> discussion.
> 
> How do you think the new GNU AGPL[1] will affect the landscape of Free
> Software Businesses?
> 
> My opinion is that the existence of a GPL-compatible & FSF-endorsed
> software license that closes the 'web-app loophole' will expand the
> territory of the now-familiar dual-licensing business model to hosted
> user-facing web-applications, particularly where instances of such
> applications participate in a larger ecology that has it's own network
> effects (by sharing and federating data, for example).
> 
> What say you?
> 
> - Michael R. Bernstein
>   michaelbernstein.com


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