Copyright arrangements for a web project

Eitan Adler lists at
Thu Dec 12 18:30:28 UTC 2013

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Ian Jackson
<ijackson at> wrote:
> Eitan Adler writes ("Re: Copyright arrangements for a web project"):
>> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Ian Jackson
>> <ijackson at> wrote:
>> > * Personally I'm an AGPLv3 proponent.  The system ought to be suitable
>> >   for AGPLv3 provided that its submodules are AGPLv3-compatible (and
>> >   if they aren't, then we can probably write a licence exception).
>> >   (The main program I'm thinking of here is a Ruby on Rails
>> >   application.)  What are people's feelings about AGPLv3 ?
>> It is the least-free license currently approved by the OSI.
> Just out of interest, would you describe the GPLv3 as "less free" than
> the MIT licence ?

Yes: there are more restrictions using GPLv3 software than when using
MIT software.  I fear we may be getting into a license flamewar so I
shall only discuss further off-list.

Eitan Adler

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