google is terrified of the AGPL and it's hilarious

"The license places restrictions on software used over a network which are extremely difficult for Google to comply with. Using AGPL software requires that anything it links to must also be licensed under the AGPL. Even if you think you aren’t linking to anything important, it still presents a huge risk to Google because of how integrated much of our code is."


@lynnesbian While I hate to side with Google on anything, we discussed some concerns about the AGPL in a recent episode of @librelounge. It's worth considering;

We're two Free Software advocates, but the AGPL does have some serious concerning aspects when it comes to issues of privacy especially.

Google's concern is not the same as ours, (theirs is not releasing source) but I still think it's worth discussing.

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