Hi, 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/ agplv3-dd2-rationale.html>: > 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 Regards, -- Iain Nicol