GNU Affero General Public License
The GNU Affero General Public License is a free, copyleft license published by the Free Software Foundation in November 2007, and based on the GNU General Public License, version 3 and the Affero General Public License.
|Author||Free Software Foundation|
|Publisher||Free Software Foundation, Inc.|
|Published||November 19, 2007|
|GPL compatible||Yes (permits linking with GNU GPLv3) |
|Linking from code with a different license||Only with GNU GPLv3. The GNU AGPL terms will apply for the GNU AGPL part in a combined work.|
The Free Software Foundation has recommended that the GNU AGPLv3 be considered for any software that will commonly be run over a network. The Open Source Initiative approved the GNU AGPLv3 as an open source license in March 2008 after the company Funambol submitted it for consideration through its CEO Fabrizio Capobianco.
Compatibility with the GPLEdit
GNU AGPLv3 and GPLv3 licenses each include clauses (in section 13 of each license) that together achieve a form of mutual compatibility for the two licenses. These clauses explicitly allow the "conveying" of a work formed by linking code licensed under the one license against code licensed under the other license, despite the licenses otherwise not allowing relicensing under the terms of each other. In this way, the copyleft of each license is relaxed to allow distributing such combinations.
Examples of applications under GNU AGPLEdit
- Jaspert, Joerg (November 28, 2008). "ftp.debian.org: Is AGPLv3 DFSG-free?". The Debian Project. Retrieved December 1, 2008.
- List of free-software licences on the FSF website: “We recommend that developers consider using the GNU AGPL for any software which will commonly be run over a network”.
- "OSI approved licenses". Open Source initiative.
- "OSI approved", Licenses, TL;DR legal.
- "Licenses section 13", GNU AGPLv3, GNU Project.
- "Funambol Helps New AGPLv3 Open Source License Gain Formal OSI Approval" (press release). Funambol. Mar 13, 2008. Archived from the original on 2013-06-07.
- The GNU General Public License – GNU Project – Free Software Foundation (FSF)
- Kuhn, Bradley M. (November 21, 2007). "stet and AGPLv3". Software Freedom Law Center. Archived from the original on March 15, 2008. Retrieved June 14, 2008.