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AGPL3 might have a larger affect then "startup selling a derivative of MySQL", it is designed to make code for web apps "free".



Yes, I see the drama you're talking about here: you're saying, "Oracle could put the screws to most web software companies by forcing them to open source their app code".

Because of the way MySQL works, that's almost certainly not true. But stipulate that it is for a second, and, what's your point? Stallman agrees with Oracle here. Web software companies are ripping other developers off by building apps derived in part from free software but keeping their own code closed.

I don't share Stallman's outlook, but I see where it's coming from.

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A webapp storing data in a version of MySQL licensed under AGPL is not touched by its license and needs not to disclose its source code.

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