"There are both popular and unpopular ways of circumventing the
Free Software Foundation's General Public License. A very unpopular
method, we've come to find out, is via promises of patent
protection for users of specific software. However, if you're
looking to leverage Free Software without completely fulfilling the
requirements of the license, a better method would be to exploit
the software as a service (SaaS) loophole, which the latest draft
of the GPL3 just legalized.
"If you're unfamiliar with the SaaS loophole, it's probably best
described by a license that actually covers it. Fabrizio
Capobianco, who created the Honest Public License describes it as
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