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FS#5347 - Add AGPL to bananas

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Opened by pagnon stephane (krinn) - Monday, 29 October 2012, 23:40 GMT
Last edited by Thijs Marinussen (Yexo) - Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 19:29 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category BaNaNaS
Status New
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Version?
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
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Could you add the GNU Affero (AGPL v3) as license choice in bananas license type.
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl.html
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Comment by Thijs Marinussen (Yexo) - Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 19:15 GMT
My personal opinion is that I'd rather not have this as new license option. AGPL content can't be used in GPL projects, so this only leads to more distribution instead of to more reuse.

That is, you're free to pick it as custom license and upload it that way, but the easier we make this option the sooner people will pick it.
Comment by pagnon stephane (krinn) - Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 19:44 GMT
By contrast, GPLv3 and AGPLv3 each include clauses (in section 13 of each license) that together achieve a form of mutual compatibility for the two licenses. These clauses explicitly allow the "conveying" of a work formed by linking code licensed under the one license against code licensed under the other license,[8] despite the licenses otherwise not allowing relicensing under the terms of each other.[2] In this way, the copyleft of each license is relaxed to allow distribution of such combinations.[2]

I'm not expert, but they should, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affero_General_Public_License#Compatibility_with_the_GPL

I will ask GNU for compatiblity with explicit gplv2 projects or drop it for the classic gplv2

Comment by Thijs Marinussen (Yexo) - Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 19:46 GMT
Thanks, that takes away part of my worries.

It's most likely incompatible with gplv2, since as far as I know gplv3 is also incompatible with gplv2 (except gplv2+, but then the final work has to be gplv3).
Comment by pagnon stephane (krinn) - Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 20:34 GMT
i'm waiting answer from fsf about that.
make sure i want kept it free, if agpl was a bad step, i will revert to the classic gplv2
Comment by pagnon stephane (krinn) - Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 10:35 GMT
Ok, i've drop it for GPLv2, even i think it should be add to license type. It's compatible with GPLv2+ and GPLv3, but not strict GPLv2.
So bananas should also provide GPLv2+ as choice too (as GPLv3 project depend on it)
Comment by Thijs Marinussen (Yexo) - Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 19:29 GMT
  • Field changed: Category (Interface → BaNaNaS)
  • Field changed: Operating System (All → All)
Changed to website tracker and changed category to BaNaNaS.

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