[cc-community] More discussion on NC
alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Oct 13 09:34:56 EDT 2010
> How are the Software licenses going to hold up in the face of cloud computing? For example someone takes a GNU licensed application, GIMP for example, does some value added tweak to provide a few super-delux-nifty-filter thingies and runs it as a paid for application on their own servers. A sort of Picnik application with Gimp as the backend. No copy invoke, no need to put the changes back into core, no invocation of the copyleft.
The GPL itself doesn't consider it a problem - and if you did then you get
into very deep water very fast - eg you'd have to ask "is a remote web
server running Linux required to supply me with an OS download"
The rest disappears into the murky cesspit known as derivative works.
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