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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elPrep has been written in the Go programming language and is available through the open- source GNU Affero General Public License v3 (AGPL-3.0).
Now, any third-party installer may leverage InstallAware's investments in its APPX library, which has been released as free software (as defined by the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0).
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