Software as a Service

Software as a Service means that people don’t actually get a copy of the software. It’s isn’t being distributed, it just gets used. That’s why the General Public License GPL doesn’t quite apply to Software as a Service. The GPL uses copyright to enforce user’s right: people are only allowed to distribute the software if they adhere to it. But if the software isn’t distributed, the people providing Software as a Service aren’t bound to it and thus users of the software aren’t granted the basic freedoms.

The Affero General Public License [[AGPL?]] fixes this loophole and makes sure any users of the software get access to the source code and are granted all the basic freedoms.

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