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Has the FSF ever commented on the SSPL?

I dig some digging, and found RMS confirming in Oct 2021 that "we", presumably meaning the FSF, had still not got around to considering the SSPL, saying that it wasn't a priority for them, ...
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How to interpret the SSPL terms on licensing the service under SSPL?

Different licenses have different conditions. The GPL triggers requirements when distributing a covered work (in whole or in part, in modified or unmodified form). Additionally, the SSPL triggers ...
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Can I use my project with MongoDB in docker container and publish it on GitHub under GPLv3?

MongoDB's SSPL license is not an open source license and is incompatible with the GPL, so it's good that you ask. But most likely, this license has no consequences in your scenario. The SSPL triggers ...
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MongoDB's SSPL license: what does "offering as a service" actually mean?

The lack of clarity around the SSPL's definition of a “service” is part of the reason why this isn't a good license. The SSPL does provide a definition, but it might have a surprising scope. Below, I ...
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Has the FSF ever commented on the SSPL?

As your question acknowledges, the SSPL does not appear on the FSF's license list. Given how comprehensive this list otherwise appears to be, it is my interpretation that the SSPL's absence indicates ...
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Using Mongo DB in my embedded device as a backend service

MongoDB is licensed under the non-Open Source “SSPL” license. However, this license is identical to the GPL or AGPL except when using it as a “service”. The GPL and AGPL would not prevent you from ...
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Can I impose the requirement of a paid license if and only if my software is offered as a service?

Yes, you can do that. Please go to a lawyer and let him/her draft such a commercial license for you. Do not expect this group here to help. We are here to support the understanding of OSS, not of ...
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