GNU Affero General Public License

GNU Affero General Public License

A GNU license for developers who make their software available to users on network servers. The Affero GPL includes a provision that enables developers to download the source code. It was created to overcome the so-called "application service provider loophole" (ASP loophole) in the regular GNU GPL, which does not address this issue for ASPs that offer software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Affero and GNU Affero
Based on the GNU GPL Version 2, Version 1 of the Affero GPL was published in 2002 by Affero, Inc., founded by Henry Poole. In 2007, the GNU Affero GPL was published by the Free Software Foundation and was based on GNU GPL Version 3. See GNU General Public License and Free Software Foundation.
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a pioneering provider of Microsoft-centric Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, has adopted the GNU Affero General Public License Version 3 (AGPLv3) for its Community Edition.
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With today's Open Source releases, Medsphere is also transitioning both applications from the GNU General Public License (GPL) for OpenVista Server and the Medsphere Public License (MSPL) for CIS to version 3 of the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL).
Note, for more information on the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPL), please visit http://www.