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Google Code reverses open-source license ban

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| Google has undone an earlier ban on the Mozilla Public License, an option for
| open-source projects hosted at its Google Code site.
| Ostensibly as part of an effort to discourage the proliferation of
| open-source licenses, Google dropped support for the MPL earlier in August.
| Now, though, the company reconsidered, restoring it and adding support for
| the Eclipse Public License as well.


What about AGPL?

Firefox Luganda translation now available for download

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| The translation was completed earlier this month by Makerere University's
| Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (CIT) in collaboration with
| Rhodes University, Mozilla Firefox and Translate.org.



Google pays for Affero ban

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| The projects will join around 10 other AGPL-licensed efforts on SourceForge,
| compared to six on Google Code. Before the defections, Google had been
| discouraging other AGPL projects, saying Google Code does not support AGPL.
| The dispute between Google and developers who want to use AGPL - a version of
| GPLv3 tailored for use in software as a service - has rumbled on since last
| November, when AGPL was finalized.


Google blocking AGPL in Google Code

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| So, first AGPL was not good enough for Google because it was not
| OSI-approved. That limited its popularity... Now it is OSI-approved. Still,
| it is not popular enough to be accepted in the Google closed open source
| hosting site?
| And, by the way, why should people put their open source code in the hands of
| someone who likes open source only when it does good to its business (ehm,
| that could include me, but we are not talking about me, are we ;-) ?
| C'mon Chris, give developers the ability of using AGPL for their own projects
| in Google Code. Your fight for no proliferation of licenses is something I
| subscribe to, but AGPL is the license of the future, no matter if Google
| likes it or not. And I can guarantee you it will become even more popular if
| it is accepted in Google Code...


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.

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