GNU Affero General Public License

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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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We anticipate moving quickly to complete the JV agreement with AGPL and to initiate construction of the proposed pilot plant in the immediate future.
In exchange for a 55% ownership interest in the JV, AGPL has committed to contribute U.
Under the binding terms of the agreement, AGPL will pay a U.
In addition to providing certain funding for the JV, AGPL has also agreed to purchase a 6.
India remains open to discussing the "modalities" for the verification of the AGPL and the proposed demilitarized zone but would "insist on map coordinates, obtained through aerial or satellite imagery, and other methodologies to show the relative positions on the ground".
WaveMaker Visual Ajax Studio is available under the GNU AGPL version 3 open source license, as well as a WaveMaker commercial license.
Use of GPL licenses is increasingly split--While the overall number of projects that select AGPL is still relatively small, its use is clearly on the upswing, with adoption accelerating from a few per month at end of 2007 to almost 20 per month in recent months.
OpenVista Releases Coincide with Beta Implementation and Adoption of AGPL Open Source License
Published in 2007 by the Free Software Foundation and recently endorsed by the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the AGPL expands the freedoms provided by the GPL to cover computer networks (the so-called Application Service Provider [ASP] loophole).
1 are now available under the open source GNU AGPL version 3 license as well as a WaveMaker commercial license.
The AGPL combines the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) V2 with one additional provision to address software used by the public over a network.