[Gluster-devel] GNU AGPLv3 v/s GNU GPLv3
vijay at gluster.com
Fri Aug 20 06:02:27 UTC 2010
Gluster is increasingly being deployed in cloud environments where
proprietary software vendors take full advantage of GNU GPLv3 license
without contributing back. FSF early on warned users about the threat to
software freedom from "Software as a Service" (SaaS) and Cloud
models. Nevertheless, Cloud and Virtual environments are clearly looking
as the future of computing platform.
GNU GPLv3 has a loophole which allows hosted proprietary software to
take advantage of free software without complying to the license. FSF
addressed this loophole with new GNU AGPL license. As cloud gains
momentum, GNU AGPL is gaining popularity gradually. We are considering
GNU AGPLv3 license for Gluster 3.1 release. We want to hear your
opinion about GNU AGPL license.
You can find some relevant references about GNU AGPL over here:
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