On Mon, 19 Nov 2007 23:40:09 +0100, John Halton wrote:
> Do you (or anyone else) happen to know if the FSF has given any guidance
> on what they regard as "interaction over a network"? This is an issue
> that came up in the previous thread.

It looks like the FSF want this interpreted as broadly as possible. From 
the rationale of the second draft of the AGPLv3, at <http://gplv3.fsf.org/
> One thing we did not change is the phrase "interacting with [the
> software] remotely through a computer network." Many commenters 
> expressed concern that this would include not only traditional GUIs 
> that users manipulate for web-based applications, but also other kinds 
> of network interaction, such as sending requests to an IMAP or HTTP 
> server.
> In fact, we did intend such a broad reading. The GNU AGPL needs to 
> cover all the various protocols and means for network interaction in 
> order to fully achieve its purpose.
> [...]
> bringing all kinds of network interaction under the license's scope is 
> the best way to ensure that the license will function as designed

Iain Nicol

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