AFPL vs. GPL-like licenses?

David Johnson david at
Tue Jan 16 02:56:47 UTC 2001

On Monday 15 January 2001 07:55 am, Lionello Lunesu wrote:
> Hi,
> > What are the implications of using AFPL versus using GPL?
> Finally, I can give something back to this mailing list! Some months ago I
> was looking for a license for a "open source" project as well. I was
> willing to use GPL until I discovered this 'flaw'. What struck me as odd
> was the fact that third parties are allowed to make money of a product that
> they get for free.

Well, yeah! One big implication of using the AFPL instead of the GPL is "why 
should I contribute to your code when I am not allowed to profit off of it?"

David Johnson

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