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Must I share made modifications of a software which has a AGPL-3.0 license and is founded on github?

I try to understand If I must release my own modifications of an existent software which is under AGPL-3.0. This site says: You must disclose your source code when you distribute, publish or serve (i....
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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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Is ONLYOFFICE restricting our freedom with their FAQ? (AGPL v3)

or am I seeing this wrong? After some digging (It's NOT easy to find on their site), I found the community version ("Open Source" version) of ONLYOFFICE. However, after reading their FAQ, it seems ...
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How do I detect an AGPL violation?

For client side code, even if it is obfuscated or is just a binary, I can imagine there might be ways of doing this, but if I have some server-side AGPL licensed code, how am I supposed to know that ...
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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 ...
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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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Forking an AGPL v3 project that went closed source?

A project (desktop app) that I've been using for a while has decided to go closed source. I fully respect the decision, but also have no interest in the direction where this new development is headed. ...
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Does the GNU Affero GPL help to protect against closed source if the application is run on a remote server?

Note that there is this related question of which this question is by no means a duplicate. It refers to a related but separate scenario. I'*m about to release an application and yet need to choose a ...
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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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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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How can I include two open-source libraries in my commercial applications?

I want to include two open-source libraries in my application: Ghostscript and iTextSharp. In 3 commercial applications that I will develop myself: Commercial software will use both above two ...
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Licensing compatibility for final user

I'm creating a new self-hosted open source software under the Apache License 2.0, but at some point of the development I figured out that I need an object storage to manage generated files, because I ...
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Doubt about the use of proxy under AGPL license

I have some doubts about the sozu proxy that is under AGPL license. If I use the sozu binary as a proxy for my products (API, WebApp, etc.) without any mods or extensions, should I release my products ...
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AGPLv3 - Does indirect use over intermediary servers constitute "distribution"?

Let's say I'm building an app consisting of a frontend, backend and database. The database software is AGPLv3.0 licensed and running on the database server. The backend is proprietary, running on the ...
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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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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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Does a CC BY-SA 4.0 specification lose any AGPL3+ benefits?

If I release a program specification [1] under the AGPL, and the program itself under the AGPL, the two are obviously compatible: I can develop them at the same time, copy text (for example, method ...
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Can I use Apache 2.0 licensed libraries with AGPL licensed libraries?

I have a Java project (for research) where I use Apache POI which is under Apache Software License v2. Now I want to integrate iText into the project, but iText is under AGPL. The project itself is ...
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AGPL licensed app, but only available with payment?

Is it considered valid for a company to create an app and then state that it is licensed under the AGPL, but then only allow users who have paid to actually acquire the source code? Assuming this is ...
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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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AGPL In Practice

Suppose I write a server-based application that I wish to release under the AGPL and expose publicly. What concrete steps do I need to take in order to satisfy clause 13? Is it enough to add a valid ...
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Does AGPLv3 cover a company running an application via email correspondence?

I am in a situation where a company is interested in running an application of mine licensed under the AGPLv3. The company will repeatedly take inputs from multiple customers, and then return the ...
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Licensing an application which uses both CC-BY-SA 3.0 and AGPLv3 content

I'm planning on releasing a web application which relies on two open source dictionaries. The first one is released under CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Wiktionary) and the second one is released under AGPLv3. The ...
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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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Does using an AGPLv3-licensed library prevent me from dual-licensing my own source code?

I wrote some software (a simple command-line utility) and released the source code under the following zlib-style open source license: Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any ...
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Spawning an AGPL executable from an Apache-2.0 project

Can I spawn an AGPL executable (mupdf for example) from my python based Apache-2.0 project? Note: I'm not linking to it, merely calling the executable from the shell.
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Does AGPL introduce a new type of linking?

I understand that using AGPL (specifically AGPL-3-or-later) means: all the linking rules from GPL-3-or-later still apply additionally, a user accessing the software over a network should have access ...
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What must be the license of a software including other apps with different licenses?

I have developed a software and I will publish it for free. But this software includes the following programs: The app is developed using Electron (License: MIT) Electron uses Chromium (It is ...
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Which licenses can I use?

My programm is using the java drivers of mongodb which are licensed with AGPL 3. I heard there are some licenses which aren't compatible with each other. I want to use some libs which are licensed ...
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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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Are there any AGPL-style licences that require source code modifications to be public?

So my understanding of the AGPL, is that it requires modifications to be distributed to the users of the network service, but I'm looking for a licence that would require any modifications (non-...
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AGPL-3 and patents

I have developed a process which I am in the process of patenting, and would like to release all or some of the implementation under an open source license (likely AGPL-3). I am trying to understand ...
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Service with rich configuration abilities under AGPL License

I’m trying to understand the limitations of ‘programs’ licensed under AGPL, and the more I read, the more I am confused. I’d very much appreciate it if someone can help me with the following questions....
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Commercial AGPL application

I'm developing an application using iText. iText, unless a commercial license is purchased, forces you to abide by the AGPL. My plan is to sell commercial pre-compiled copies of my software at a small ...
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I want to rewrite the GPL-2 software with AGPL-3.0

I would like to recreate Judge Engine of Online Judge named HUSTOJ. However, HUSTOJ was released under the GPL-2.0 license. I would like to release a new Judge Engine with AGPL-3.0. I know that GPL-...
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Can AGPL code depends on closed source code

I have a closed source module (A) in odoo that it working fine without depending on anything. Now I would like to add an AGPL module(B) and integrate it with the module (A). So, I am planning to ...
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Under AGPL 3.0, must a custom software plugin be made open source?

I am using software licensed under the AGPL 3.0 license, which states that all changes to the project must be made open-source. This particular software offers support for custom plugins. So my ...
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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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Licenses for scientific software

Edit: This question has been revised into a more specific question here that does not muddy the waters by bringing up the difficulties of supporting scientific software financially. Please see the ...
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Does AGPL cover a new/original file format too?

I developed a suite of tools, and put it on GitHub under AGPL license. All gravitate around a new/original file format which is key to the functionality of the tools, and is documented in the included ...
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Is user data part of an AGPL-derived-application?

Assuming we have a kubernetes application stack consisting of - among other things - MongoDB and Metabase. Metabase is APGLv3 licensed. We share the combined code as e.g. helm charts publicly on ...
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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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AGPL License Usage

In my company we're evaluating a licensing matter before proceeding further. We sell a SaaS service running on CentOS Linux Boxes. The standard CentOS distribution comes with a binary software ...
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User account licenses, in an AGPL SaaS app

Can I build & release an AGPL (v3) SaaS application, but still put constraints on the usage of user accounts in that application? I like to: Provide a hosted version of the service Provide the ...
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Do you have to specify dual licensing before releasing open source software?

I'm working on an open source project I'd like to release at some point. I am going to license it under the AGPL v3, but I'd like people to have the option to pay for private development which only ...
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Under AGPLv3+ do I need to provide the source for secondary applications?

I am working on a central application (AGPL3+) that will control and/or provide access to multiple secondary applications, mostly on other servers. It is trivial for me to provide the source for the ...
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Do I need to share the source for my modified AGPL-licensed MongoDB instance if the user doesn't interact with it directly?

MongoDB positively asserts that a program that uses a MongoDB database does not form a combined work with it. This is nice because my web service that uses MongoDB does not need to be licensed under ...
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Can I make a GPLv3 or AGPLv3 software which serves a proprietary protocol?

I'm planning to make a GPLv3 or AGPLv3 library to allow the library user to interact with the multiplayer portion of a non-free, closed-source, proprietary game. The game's EULA explicitly allows the ...
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Web service licensed under AGPL - distribution

Our application currently has a licence which is not compatible with AGPL. We need to use a library licensed under AGPL (currently the best one for the job and the client would like us to use it). We ...
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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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