Affero Licence/AGPL

Ben Tilly btilly at
Tue Mar 11 02:41:46 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Ryan Cross <ryanecross at> wrote:
> Hi,
>  Is there any status or information regarding the GNU Affero General
>  Public License? It is mentioned as part of the GPL3, so it might be
>  approved by proxy. Is there a similar license that is more prevalent
>  than the AGPL? I am aware of the Honest Public License that is
>  basically the same, but doesn't seem to have any wide spread usage.

I don't have any, and I don't remember it being submitted.

It is a different license.  It would need its own approval.  I would
think that it would be easy to approve it, but it needs to be

>  I would like to get the AGPL approved if it needs to be, but I
>  probably don't count as the license steward. Does anyone else know
>  anything else in this regard?

I don't believe that the FSF submitted the GPL v3.  So you may be able
to submit the AGPL.

>  Thanks,
>  Ryan
>  P.S. Is this list acceptable to ask for licensing help for a project?

There are lots of people here with licensing *knowledge*.  So you
could ask a targeted question and you'd probably get fairly good
answers.  But it is off topic.


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