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d8471f3a6ea3cdc22789e3d80cef88e08d93e216 — Benjamin Lowry 11 months ago b160d42
Clarify meaning of GPL/AGPL

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Lowry <ben@ben.gmbh>
1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

M license.md
M license.md => license.md +8 -6
@@ 18,18 18,20 @@ which to use, we can offer some suggestions.
## I want others to share their improvements with me.

The Free Software Foundation publishes the GNU General Public License for this
purpose.  In short, it requires anyone who modifies or reuses your code to
publish their changes or the software they incorporated it into under the same
license terms.  Version 3 also requires hardware manufacturers to allow users to
install their modifications onto devices which use GPLv3 licensed software.
purpose. In short, it requires anyone who publishes modified versions of your
code or software that uses it to publish their changes or the software they
incorporated it into under the same license terms. Version 3 also requires
hardware manufacturers to allow users to install their modifications onto
devices which use GPLv3 licensed software.

[GPLv3 information](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html) &mdash;
[GPLv3 plain text](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt)

Authors publishing software which is useful over a network &mdash; databases,
web applications, and so on &mdash; should consider the "Affero" General Public
License, or AGPL, as well. SourceHut itself is distributed with the AGPLv3
license.
License, or AGPL, as well. The AGPL is similar to the GPL, but its terms also apply
when your software is used to provide a service over a network. Sourcehut itself is
distributed with the AGPLv3 license.

[AGPLv3 information](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html)
&mdash; [AGPLv3 plain text](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt)