Hello fellow linux-users,
I personally am pretty confident and happy with open source software and use it whenever wherever I can.
A thing I’m currently wondering about, is the definition of GPL, AGPL and the term “copyleft”.
Could anyone (most favorably with a software development background) elaborate a bit about what it would mean to use AGPL v3 licensed libraries without adjustments to it’s source inside a closed source application?
Does it in fact mean, that the previously closed source application which uses an AGPL licensed library to provide a certain functionality in a small part of the source code will need to be open sourced when it’s released?
Or does it on the other hand in terms of “copyleft” mean, that only derivative work which is based on the source code of the AGPL licensed library will have to be open sourced?
Thanks in advance for enlightening me a bit in this regard.