Affero GPL. Big loophole?

De Bug debug at
Thu Mar 21 09:36:55 UTC 2002

>Where are the teeth? In my reading, the essence of the interesting
>part of clause 2(d) is
>      "must offer an ... opportunity ... to request
>       immediate transmission ... of the complete source code."
>I find it _extremely_ odd that it does not compel transmission.
>(Other GPL terms are clear that you must supply source code. This
>clause is different.  Why?)
"you must supply source code" clause is important because 
it garantees FREE competition from the top to the very bottom
The same must be applied to services on servers.
The idea should be to allow users to set up the identical services by themselves

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