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Using AGPL package for a SaaS?

Assuming my SaaS is not a play on "managed hosted version of <agpl software>". Meaning, I just call the AGPL software without modifying it (binary call/import) - using it to get some ...
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Software licence description doesn't match AGPL licence limitations

In my research of AGPL I have found that creating REST API around AGPL licensed library is enough to make it communication at arms length and as such it bypasses the need to publish all of your ...
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Can a company offering a dual-license AGPL/paid commercial product require commercial users to purchase a commercial license?

When I was working through a problem I was having with MinIO, I noticed that in a bug report on Github, one of the project owners made this comment to a bug reporter: Also remember if you are using ...
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Can we change licence from AGPL v3.0 to BSL v1.1?

We have code that is under the license AGPL v3.0 can we change it to BSL v1.1 (Business source license) The AGPL v3.0 says that Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this ...
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Modified version of AGPLv3 software in commercial use - What to expose

we are using an opensource web application for front end UI of our software which is AGPLv3 based. The software also has middleware and back end data base as well The modified software will be sold ...
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AGPL and cloud providers

Let's say that you are a service provider (like AWS, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Heroku for example) and you decide to offer a database that is licensed under the AGPL as a managed service. Do you ...
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Can an AGPLv3 licensed application be provided with a proprietary portion?

I have come across a web application project on GitHub that uses AGPLv3 as it's primarily licensed, but a sub-folder of the project is provided under a proprietary license. This contains the code for ...
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Is there any license which is based off on AGPL, but provides exemptions for the owner to allow others use it under a different license?

I have a set of libraries or framework that has been under development for more than a year by my team. We are finally nearing the completion of a few of these projects and want to release them as ...
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How do you legally get data out of a GPL or AGPL program?

After talking to a lot of people, they seem to give the impression that once the data goes into a GPL licensed program, it can only be extracted from that program by GPL licensed software. I am told ...
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Can GPL or AGPL talk to non-GPL software (via API, for example)?

Does the GPL or AGPL restrict programs from talking to other programs with other licenses via API? (i.e. transferring data.) Example scenario: Person 1 has Software A which has a GPL license. Person ...
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Can I copy some AGPL code to my AGPL project?

Let's say Alice has Project A, which is licenced under the AGPL, and Bob has Project B, which is also licenced under AGPL. Bob sees a function in Project A that looks very useful, and wants to copy it ...
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Is AGPLv3 "sticky" for commercial clients's clients? (embeddable script)

I'm doing a platform for LiveChat, commonly this LiveChat is embedded in other sites via a js script so the live chat widget is displayed in the host websites, therefore it allows communication with ...
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AGPL library usage for an internal software

I am working in the healthcare reimbursement ("mutuelle") in belgium and I wrote a network application that use an AGPL package. So, this application will be just used internally to provide ...
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Dual licensing AGPL 3.0/EUPL 1.2

Can OS project published on Github be dual licensed for AGPL and EUPL 1.2? If so, what technically needs to be done for that?
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Copyright notices in a forked AGPL codebase

My workplace uses an open source project with an AGPL 3.0 license. It's been abandoned as far as I can tell – no commits for 5 years aside from a handful of contributed pull requests (the most recent ...
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LGPL that covers network-distributed use cases/web applications?

Yes, another license question. I know. I quite like using LGPL to cover my libraries, as I really don't care what users do with the library; however, I do care about the users sharing any improvements ...
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Use of multiple licenses in a single GitHub repo

My organization wants me to standardize several datasets using a common data format before we use them. Namely, two datasets with their own GitHub repos have different licenses (AGPL 3.0 and CC-BY-4.0 ...
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What are the implications of accepting pull-requests to an AGPLv3 project under the same license?

Say I publish a project under AGPLv3 terms with a LICENSE.md and code headers stating the terms, the year and the author. From what I understand, I am the sole licensor of this project and not bound ...
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Does the European Union Public Licence (EUPL) close the SaaS/ASP Loophole?

I am looking at open sourcing a web app and I want to make sure that any improvements made by a third party make it back into the source. Living in Europe, the EUPL seems like an attractive ...
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Service with rich configuration abilities under AGPL License

I’m trying to understand limitations of ‘programs’ licensed under AGPL, and the more I read, the more I confused. I’d very appreciate if someone can help me with following questions. I’m trying to ...
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Does using an AGPL 3.0 software via its REST API force to disclose source from calling software? [duplicate]

I'm currently developing a CMMS software. To allow pictures and other documents to be stored, I would like to use an Amazon S3-compatible API. To allow this, I was thinking of using Min.io server ...
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AGPL license - RStudio Server

I know that there are certainly already many questions on this topic - I have also read through quite a few, but unfortunately still do not understand it. I am in the process of deploying an RShiny ...
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AGPLv3, (DNS) Host files, and DNS SaaS

I co-develop a FOSS DNS client and a DNS stub-resolver which builds blocklists based off of the nextdns/metadata repository. Recently, I happened to notice that there's at least one AGPLv3 blocklist (...
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License to require promotional attribution to the end user

I'm developing a tool that will be distributed as a Rust crate and NPM package over the network, and a program will be running on a public blockchain. I'll be using other Apache 2.0 licensed code. I ...
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Proprietary app injecting CSS into a remote self-hosted GPL web-app in WebView

I'm building a proprietary application that loads into its WebView a remote, self-hosted GPLv2 licensed web application. I'm sure that loading a resource via WebView will not violate GPL (the web ...
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Is copyleft triggered for a backend service with GPLv3 dependency dynamically linked, if the backend exposes public API endpoints for mobile client?

I'm trying to figure out if GPLv3 copyleft is triggered for the following scenario: A company has a backend service written in a dynamically typed programming language. The service has a bunch of ...
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Require attribution with AGPL

I've read Is ONLYOFFICE restricting our freedom with their FAQ? (AGPL v3) and What are the attribution requirements of the AGPL license? but can't come to a definitive answer - how can I require ...
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Can a package manager solve the AGPL "remote network interaction" problem?

Says AGPLv3: Notwithstanding any other provision of this License, if you modify the Program, your modified version must prominently offer all users interacting with it remotely through a computer ...
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Can I use a AGPL/GPL package and software for closed-source backend API?

I'm creating an API for a website. An interesting Node.js package I would need is licensed under the AGPL-3. that package is a binding library that speaks to a GPL-2 licensed software (compiled binary)...
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Can I use unmodified Grafana as the visualisation component of my commercial service?

In the light of the new AGPL Grafana license, can we still use unmodifed Grafana served as a docker image on cloud as the visualisation component of our commercial service? My understanding so far is ...
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What sort of requirements apply to (A)GPL software on an SSH server?

I'm trying to better understand the GNU AGPL. The only thing the AGPL is concerned with beyond the GPL is remote interaction: if you modify the Program, your modified version must prominently offer ...
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Can a GPL'ed WordPress plugin/theme incorporate an AGPL library?

If I develop a WordPress theme/plugin, and release it under a GPL license, can my plugin/theme incorporate (include) a third party library that is licensed under AGPL v.3? If so, does my plugin/theme ...
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Extremely copyleft licenses enforcing redistribution of source code intended for internal use

I would like to release my software under stronger copyleft than GPL (and AGPL), namely I would like to impose the burden of releasing sources of any derivative work, even the work intended for ...
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Grant less restricted license from an AGPL project

I have developed a library which is licensed under AGPL. Before the library was licensed under MIT. I changed to AGPL because some commercial companies did use the library without commiting bugfixes ...
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Can I sell GNU AGPLv3 Base Project

nextcloud.com is a forked project of owncloud.com and now selling under https://nextcloud.com/enterprise/ (Both projects are licensed under GNU AGPLv3) Can I fork nextcloud or ownCloud, rebrand it (...
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Understanding AGPLv3 and if I need to OpenSource

I'm thinking of using the following library in a website I am building. https://github.com/imazen/imageflow-dotnet-server It is licensed under the AGPLv3 license. However, I am not 100% clear whether ...
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Does AGPLv3 prohibit to have a proprietary part of a service?

I'm designing a web service where one part of it will be licensed as AGPLv3 (Affero GPLv3) because of a dependency. But I want to make the other part of that system proprietary. The users will be able ...
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LOB applications and AGPL

I understand that SaaS applications are considered to be "distributed" or "conveyed" when they are used, what about LOB applications? For example an eCommerce site which has a ...
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Can I use a software published under AGPL as an unaltered webservice without either publishing my source code under AGPL or buying a licence?

My program is commercial, but the AGPL library would be a back end solution; only the output from that web service is being used. I was told that since I am not modifying the library I do not need to ...
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How is Static Website affected by fact that it was generated by AGPL-3.0 tool?

There is Pelican Static Site Generator https://blog.getpelican.com/ it takes directory structure with mainly *.RST files ("blog source" written by me) on my HDD and creates another ...
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Is it possible statically linking Apache 2.0, BSD-2, or MIT libraries to AGPL v3.0 binaries?

TL; DR We are considering creating a series of dependency modules (UI, repository patterns, etc) as separated Android libraries. Could we use a permissive license (Apache 2.0, BSD-2 or MIT) despite ...
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Is there any reason not to always use the AGPL over the GPL?

The AGPL is mostly intended to address "software that runs over a network". However, that is pretty much most software today. And even if not, it seems to me that in light of a piece of ...
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How do I go about having stuff licensed differently in a project licensed under a different license?

Suppose my project A is licensed under AGPL v3. Now I choose to include stuff (a filter list actually) from different sources, which are licensed under GPLv2, CC-BY 4.0, and I have combined them in a ...
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Can I mix GPL code with assets modified under different licenses?

I'm currently working on an open source video game and would like to mix licenses within the core project. I would like to: License all source code I write as AGPLv3. License all original assets I ...
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Is it possible to restrict GPL3 licensed software to non-commercial projects?

I am searching for a suitable license for my project (A Grav CMS PHP Website Rating Plugin). I want to ensure that: The code is published open source The code will be kept open source by other users (...
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PDFs with proprietary fonts in test suite of (A)GPL software

I develop a piece of software that uses AGPL licensed iText7. The licensing options are therefore GPL and AGPL. The software is to be installed locally and acts as a plugin to a proprietary desktop ...
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Mattermost License

I don't understand this: Mattermost Licensing SOFTWARE LICENSING You are licensed to use compiled versions of the Mattermost platform produced by Mattermost, Inc. under an MIT LICENSE See MIT-...
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GNU Affero Can I offer in connection to another app?

Let's say I have a web app, and I want to offer an AGPL image editor in it. That image editor is run separately from the app but is displayed in an IFrame on it. The source code of both apps is ...
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Adding AGPL patches to a Software with APACHE2 or MIT License

I am interested in creating a fork of an abandoned software. The software which is no longer maintained is release under the terms of Apache 2 license. Am I allowed to create my patches under a less ...
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AGPL-3.0 Software on a vending machine

Is it legal when i download a software under AGPL-3, modify it, put it on a vending machine and place the vending machine in a public place, where everybody can use it, without publishing the ...