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Forrest J Cavalier III forrest at mibsoftware.com
Wed Mar 27 03:46:08 UTC 2002

> Here's the big problem with this clause: I can ignore it with impunity!

The clause is Affero GPL 2(d), which means it is effective
only when you are preparing derivative works.

This is how GPL clause 2 starts:
   2. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of
   it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute
   such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1 above,
   provided that you also meet all of these conditions:

This is good enough to preserve freedom, since it prevents
proprietary forks.

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