For Approval: Socialtext Public License ("STPL")

Andrew C. Oliver acoliver at
Fri Mar 9 15:29:55 UTC 2007

Naw.  We have no ASP play so we consider their forks to be potential 
service revenue and
hope to control our distribution by distributing often rather than 
restricting distribution.

> Sure.  You seem to use versionless LGPL for some code, so you probably
> want to look at the GPLv3 draft (, which
> optionally allows:
> "terms that require, if a modified version of the material they cover is
> a work intended to interact with users through a computer network, that
> those users be able to obtain copies of the Corresponding Source of the
> work through the same network session; or"
> This is designed for compatibility with Affero GPL, which was
> specifically authorized by the FSF.  STPL would still certainly be
> GPL-incompatible because MPL is (and the splash screen requirement sure
> wouldn't help).  FYI, LGPLv3 is going to expressed as GPLv3+permissions
> Matthew Flaschen

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