On 7 February 2015 at 22:20, Tyler Romeo <tylerromeo(a)gmail.com> wrote:
**However**, I’d like to take this opportunity and
jump a step further. What would everybody think of switching to the AGPLv3 instead? The
advantage that this provides, for those who don’t know, is a single additional
restriction: when the software is used over the network, source code must still be
provided. In other words, the requirements all remain the same (providing a copy of the
source code, ensuring all modifications are also GPLed, etc.). The only difference is that
the requirements take effect over the Internet rather than only when the software is
distributed in object code form.
This would primarily affect third-party MediaWiki sites. Would a link
be sufficient for AGPL compliance?
(In the DFSG threat model of protecting a well-meaning reuser from a
vindictive author.) Or, per the letter of the license, would we be
required to keep a tarball on-site of what we're using?
Also, how does GPLv3 or AGPL affect the license of extensions?