Google's Festering Problem with the AGPL
Apr 15, 2008, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Google apparently likes open source that lets it 'borrow'
open-source software while giving comparatively little back, and
always on Google's terms. While I think Google has been doing
better of late vis-a-vis open source, its policy of blocking
projects from its Google Code forge that are licensed under the
AGPL is wrong and a betrayal of the open-source principles it
claims to respect and approve.
"As Google's Chris DiBona says,
"In fact we do not support the AGPL on code.google.com..."