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Free software vs. software-as-a-service: Is the GPL too weak for the Web?

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"Preserving software freedom in the era of Web applications -- You’ve read the GPL’s preamble, you can name the Four Freedoms, and you do your best to keep proprietary bits off our computers. But what’s the future of free software in the era of Flickr, Google Apps, and Facebook? ..."

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RMS in Taiwan & Freedom for Network Services

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Google should adopt AGPL and embrace Freedom for Network Services...

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AGPLv3 Keeps Open Source Vibrant in Age of SaaS

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Software as a service (SaaS) entered the IT landscape in 2000 and has revolutionized the deployment models of many software companies and even entire industries, such as Internet search. It has also becoming an increasingly popular form of consuming applications within enterprises of all shapes, sizes and geographies.

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Affero General Public License - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"The GNU Affero General Public License or GNU AGPL is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation. The GNU AGPL is similar to the GNU General Public License, except that it has an additional section to cover use over a computer network. It closes what is commonly known as the Application service provider loophole of the GNU General Public License.

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Ubuntu launchpad for Affero?

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The controversial Affero general public license could get an unexpected boost from Ubuntu developer Canonical. Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical's chief executive, has said AGPL is "a strong candidate" for the eventual open source release of Launchpad, Canonical's developer collaboration tool.

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[Rethinking Gobuntu] Mark Shuttleworth: Launchpad will be available under AGPL soon

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Mark Shuttleworth: "In the case of Launchpad, we do view you as a co-owner of the data, so the resolution of this problem is important to us. [...] Affero GPL is a strong candidate for the front line of thinking on the subject, and that's what I am inclined to use when we publish Launchpad's source code. [...] I do agree that Affero is a better option than the straightforward GPL.

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Google's festering problem with the AGPL

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Google apparently likes open source that lets it "borrow" open-source software while giving comparatively little back, and always on Google's terms.

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AGPL v3 to be added to Palamida Watch List

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"Palamida is tracking adoption of GPL v3 on a special blog. The last post mentioned an incredible rate of adoption for it. There are already more than 2,000 projects using the license (or a variation of it, like LGPL v3), with a good chance to reach 5,000 by the end of the year. I feel we are about to reach the tipping point, when everyone will move from GPL v2 to v3..."

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Google blocking AGPL in Google Code

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"I received an email this morning from a friend who is planning to put his open source project in Google Code, the open source repository hosted by Google..."

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GNU Affero General Public License

http://www.fsf.org

"The GNU Affero General Public License is a free, copyleft license for software and other kinds of works, specifically designed to ensure cooperation with the community in the case of network server software...

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Free Software Supporter - Issue 1, March 2008

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"Welcome to the all new Fee Software Supporter! — the Free Software Foundation's monthly news digest and action update. Each month we will highlight some of the important work being done by the FSF, and give an update on recent happenings in the GNU project and the campaign for software freedom. Encourage your friends to subscribe and help us build an audience by adding our subscriber widget to your website..."

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FSF to Host Summit on Freedom for Web Services

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"The Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on Freedom for Web Services to discuss how the free software community can ensure that software, and its users, stay free in this new technological environment..."

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New license logos

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"Let users know they're protected by GNU licenses. Have you released some software under one of the new GNU licenses? If so, you might be interested in our license logos..."

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A Conversation with Eben Moglen on Second Life

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"...Moglen and Levine explore, in depth, the problem of defining digital public space and issues of privacy on the internet, offering many suggestions on how to implement online privacy enhancing technologies and insights as to how we could design the next generation of these technologies in responsible ways...."

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The GNU Affero GPL by Brett Smith

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"We recently published the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3. [...] This isn't a complete solution for bringing freedom to web services. Unfortunately, the current architecture that we use to build network applications is inherently unfriendly to users' freedom. Generally, all the code and data lives on someone else's server, under their control and out of yours. You can never be completely free in such an environment. However, AGPLv3 advances a vision of how freedom works in the computing environment of today and tomorrow..."

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