Joel Stringfellow (njyoder) wrote in freeculture,
Joel Stringfellow

GPL 3 - Web distribution clause

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This new clause will allow a new function to be added to web software, which must be maintained in all modified versions, that will send the user the source code to the web software. What this means is that if you modify software with that function in it and run it on your website, you are required to disclose all changes even if you don't distribute the software. It's a "networked GPL."
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