[License-discuss] Question about AGPLv3 with a Plugin Exception

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Sat Aug 13 04:47:42 UTC 2022

On Fri, Aug 12, 2022 at 2:01 PM Bradley M. Kuhn <bkuhn at ebb.org> wrote:

> While the post is about additional permissions unlike the one Joel is
> pondering, the on-topic point there is that there are so many ways to draft
> these things, and so many potential pitfalls, and that is what leads me to
> first focus on “are you really sure this is what you need?”  questions
> first.

Agreed. It's really difficult to put in an exception without taking most of
the teeth out of the AGPL. People will put entire large derivative works in
a "plugin".


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