[open-bibliography] Crowdsourcing bibliographic data
tfmorris at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 17:57:41 BST 2010
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:12 AM, William Waites
<william.waites at okfn.org> wrote:
>> What is an "open-source service"?
> My understanding is "a service that runs only on
> free software" so you can download the software
> and run your own version of the service if you
> like. The AGPL  tries to codify this in legal terms.
>  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html
That's not what the AGPL is about at all. The only network connection
is that offering a network service using the AGPL software triggers
the same source disclosure requirements that distributing the software
does under earlier versions of the GPL. It doesn't say anything at
all about how you provide your network service, whether it can depend
on other non-free software, or anything like that.
More information about the open-bibliography