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Cloud Computing (SaaS) Licenses – Is AGPL the solution?

http://www.mygnulinux.com

It is supported by many that the AGPL license for network services which run in a cloud brings back the fairness provision that the original GPL intended and returns the freedom that FLOSS promises to all users and developers. But does the APGL license really provide all that?

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Created by tetris4 3 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 40 weeks ago
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Why I'm Reinventing Disqus

http://www.tildehash.com

"Why am I reinventing Disqus? That is the question I've been getting asked since I 'announced' on Identi.ca that I'd be replacing Disqus with a free (AGPL) comment system that I was to write." ... "Complete lack of Source Code: Currently, Disqus doesn't distribute their source code, and don't plan to do so in the future.

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Created by JakeDTH 4 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 21 weeks ago
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Citizen 2.0

http://crankyoldnutcase.blogspot.com

Andrew Kurjata wrote an article titled "I've Seen A Lot About "Government 2.0", Now I Want to Know About "Citizen 2.0". This is my response, and an offer to start an Affrero GPL project that could be the first step to implementing it. The basics could work for most representative democracies, and of course AGPLing the code would ensure it remains open to 'Citizen 2.0' inspection.

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Created by The Mad Hatter 5 years 3 days ago – Made popular 5 years 2 days ago
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Gitorious: Hosting Free Software projects that use Git on GNU systems

http://blog.gitorious.org

"...Gitorious now is a project maintained by Shortcut AS, which I co-founded. Shortcut AS now officially supports and develops Gitorious in cooperation with contributors outside Shortcut. Gitorious is, and will continue to be, 100% free software, licensed under the Affero GPL..."

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Created by can.axis 5 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 31 weeks ago
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AGPL: Open Source Licensing in a Networked Age

http://redmonk.com

When the reforged GNU General Public License, Version 3 (GPLv3) was finalized and released to an expectant public on June 29, 2007, the most important decision may have been one postponed.

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Stallman discusses Free Software and GPLv3

http://broadcast.oreilly.com

"On June 29, 2007 the Free Software Foundation released the GNU General Public License, version 3. What happened since then? I had the opportunity to discuss many subjects with FSF's founder and president Richard Stallman..."

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A Cloudy Future

http://tuxdeluxe.org

I was in the middle of my talk, "The Elephant in the Room: Microsoft and Free Software" busily pontificating about Microsoft's nefarious plans for dominating the Web and software as a service when I got heckled.

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Created by cendrars 5 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 36 weeks ago
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A quick interview about Libre.fm

http://ideas.libre.fm

"I'm just writing up an article about the Libre.fm project which I hope can help to promote the idea and spread the word. I wondered if you could give me a quick outline of why you set it up and/or what you aim to achieve with it. Nothing epic just a couple of lines I could include would be really great.

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DebGems announced as Proprietary Platform: Why the GNU Affero GPL is Freedom for Network Services

http://blog.phusion.nl

"...copyleft is a tool designed to spread freedom in software, at any cost. The FSF, which wrote the GNU and Affero licenses, has the goal to make all software free as in freedom. Companies are ‘free’ to join the revolution, or to look somewhere else for their needs.

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Bethesda Company Sues Realtor For Copyright Claim: Why Affero GPL is Freedom to the Web

http://legaltimes.typepad.com

"...The suit, filed by Bethesda-based CoStar Realty Information, alleges that managers at New York’s Dumann Realty illegally accessed CoStar's Web site, a subscription to which costs hundreds of dollars a month and provides clients with real estate information such as photos and vacancy databases, by borrowing another customer's user information..."

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Created by can.axis 5 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 49 weeks ago
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Affero GPL is freedom to the web

http://maffulli.net

"...copyleft is a tool designed to spread freedom in software, at any cost. The FSF, which wrote the GNU and Affero licenses, has the goal to make all software free as in freedom. Companies are ‘free’ to join the revolution, or to look somewhere else for their needs.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 51 weeks ago
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Rank Your Free Music on Nodes.fm

http://creativecommons.org

"...Nodes.fm encourages musicians to upload their music so that it can be voted upon. Besides operating at no cost to musicians, and using our copyleft Attribution-ShareAlike license, Nodes.fm is free software as its codebase is released under the Free Software Foundation’s AGPL license."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 1 day ago – Made popular 6 years 19 hours ago
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Reporting violations of GNU licenses

http://www.fsf.org

"...Once you have collected the details, you should send a precise report to the copyright holder of the packages that are being misused. The copyright holder is the one who is legally authorized to take action to enforce the license..." -- via GNU Affero General Public License

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Created by can.axis 6 years 3 days ago – Made popular 6 years 3 days ago
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Vietnamese Twitter-clone Saigonica violates AGPL

http://www.saigonnezumi.com

According to the Affero General Public License (AGPL), Saigonica must allow users to download the ‘modified’ version of this software. Furthermore, Saigonica MUST NOT remove the Source link from their Laconica site. By removing the Source link, Saigonica has openly violated of the AGPL.

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Created by kevmille 6 years 3 days ago – Made popular 6 years 3 days ago
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Debian Project News 2008/16

http://times.debian.net

"Welcome to this year's 16th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: ..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 1 week ago
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