[Phpmyadmin-devel] License, again

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Tue Jun 24 15:39:33 CEST 2008

Sebastian Mendel a écrit :
> Hi,
> i know, i already started a discussion some time ago, but it stopped with 
> conclusions about some imponderableness, but i would like to see this topic 
> again discussed
> at first i would only be interested in who on this list would agree on 
> changing the license - independent from any possible problems
> the main reason i would prefer license change is SaaS (Software as a service)
> somebody hosting software based on phpMyAdmin is not required to make his 
> changes available to the community

 From the GPL FAQ:
Does the GPL require that source code of modified versions be posted to 
the public?

     The GPL does not require you to release your modified version, or 
any part of it. You are free to make modifications and use them 
privately, without ever releasing them. This applies to organizations 
(including companies), too; an organization can make a modified version 
and use it internally without ever releasing it outside the organization.

     But if you release the modified version to the public in some way, 
the GPL requires you to make the modified source code available to the 
program's users, under the GPL.

     Thus, the GPL gives permission to release the modified program in 
certain ways, and not in other ways; but the decision of whether to 
release it is up to you.

Sebastian, are you referring to some hosting company that makes a 
modified version and uses it internally, or releases the modified 
version in some way?
> i would suggest AGPL 3.0
> please comment! all!

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