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[News] Shapado Takes the Free Software Route to Deliver Great Application

  • Subject: [News] Shapado Takes the Free Software Route to Deliver Great Application
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:07:13 +0100
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Shapado, a FOSS replacement for stackoverflow

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| For this reason, we are releasing our stackoverflow inspired 
| project following the Franklin Street Statement on Freedom and 
| Network Services which consists in:
| * Using the GNU Affero GPL.
| * Developing freely-licensed alternatives to existing popular 
| but non-Free network services.
| * Developing software that can replace centralized services 
| and data storage with distributed software and data 
| deployment, giving control back to users.



AGPLv3 Keeps Open Source Vibrant in Age of SaaS

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| For all practical purposes, the AGPLv3 is a key advance for everyone involved
| in open source, regardless of if you are a software developer, Internet end
| user or enterprise end user. The AGPLv3 closes the ASP loophole and keeps the
| freedom of open source software alive, in the age of SaaS and hosted
| applications.


AGPL: Open Source Licensing in a Networked Age

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| Itâs tempting, then, to ask what problem is being solved by the Affero GPL.
| But that would be facetious, and would serve to trivialize what could be a
| real problem for some projects. Projects that are considerably less visible
| than Linux or MySQL, for example, might require the protection that the AGPL
| affords. For them, closing the loophole might seem like a life or death
| matter. The difficulty will be in determining which the license will
| guarantee: even as AGPL licensed protects are protected from those that would
| use them without contributing, it also represents an insurmountable barrier
| to entry for some potential players.
| Iâm glad then that the Affero GPL is an option, but Iâm with Mark Radcliffe:
| I wouldnât look for it to compete with the GPL any time soon.

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