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Can I sell an application under the GNU Affero General Public License (GPL)?

Sure thing - none of the GPL licenses, including AGPL, forbids commercial activity. See http://www.affero.org/oagf.html for more information. Moreover, there are plenty of software with well ...
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5 votes

AGPL - passwords in code

Never ever commit secrets to source control. And by extension, never build a container image that includes secrets. Instead, secrets should be provided during deployment, e.g. as environment variables....
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5 votes
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What does AGPL v3 R-studio mean for code written on it?

This is covered in the GNU faq: the copyright on the editors and tools does not cover the code you write. Using them does not place any restrictions, legally, on the license you use for your code. ...
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Requiring GPL for clients of AGPL Server

The short answer is no, especially not if you expect others to build the clients. If you are building this server software with the intention of others building clients, they are communicating at ...
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Can I sell an application under the GNU Affero General Public License (GPL)?

Yes, but only if you license your product as AGPL as well. Just offering to provide source code to whoever asks is not enough. That does not prevent you from asking money for the product, but it ...
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Using AGPL v3 software in an enterprise deployment

Term 13 of the AGPLv3: 13. Remote Network Interaction; Use with the GNU General Public License. Notwithstanding any other provision of this License, if you modify the Program, your modified version ...
RemcoGerlich's user avatar
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3 votes
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Rewriting a library licensed under AGPL but keeping the public interface

For the record: a "Modified AGPL" that includes that limitation is not AGPL anymore, it's something else. For example, the Debian organization would not consider it FLOSS as it would violate the DFSG, ...
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2 votes
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AGPL alternatives for commercial software

Sure. The GPL. There are many companies that make money by providing services and support for an open-source project. The GPL insures that no other company can take the code private and turn it ...
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Use of Unmodified AGPLv3 lib - am I AGPL too?

My understanding is (I'm not a lawyer), if you don't modify it, you're free to use in public facing web app on private server. See for example, https://opensource.stackexchange.com/questions/4691/java-...
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AGPL 3.0 where staging & production has to be purchased possible?

It's possible with dual licensing. RavenDB (and others) have a similar model where their main OSS project is AGPL, but dev does not require a license, and commercial customers pay for a commercial ...
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