GPL issue at my work place

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Jan 18 21:30:17 UTC 2008

Mahesh T. Pai wrote:

 > The conclusion FSF wants
> to arrive at is that hosting the site on the CMS amounts to
> distribution of the CMS; but the copyright in the contents held by the
> CMS are still owned by you.

That's not true.  Providing a CMS SaaS platform is /not/ distribution of 
the CMS, and is not covered by the GPL; the FSF has explicitly agreed 
with this.  The GNU Affero GPL is an entirely different issue, and 
distribution probably would be required under it.

Matt Flaschen

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