[GMG-Devel] Hosting service?

Christopher Allan Webber cwebber at dustycloud.org
Tue Oct 8 10:06:40 EDT 2013

There is no restriction in the AGPL from running the software for
commercial purposes, as long as you give back the code!

Sally.Hanford at nottingham.ac.uk writes:

> Hi all
> Does the Affero GPL license allow this?
> I thought not (my understanding was that Affero was explicitly to
> prevent using the SaaS model, but having reviewed the spec on
> Wikipedia now I'm not sure. As long as the source code is still made
> available and the GPL conditions adhered to, it appears that offering
> a service in this way is fine :)
> I'd be very interested in any developments on this front. We
> specifically need live streaming and hooking into a CDN, though. We
> are currently using the Kaltura SaaS version.
> Regards
> Sally
> -----Original Message-----
> From: devel [mailto:devel-bounces at mediagoblin.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Allan Webber
> Sent: 07 October 2013 00:00
> To: Jason Li
> Cc: devel at mediagoblin.org; bexnews at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [GMG-Devel] Hosting service?
> bigheaded at gmail.com writes:
>> I think someone here mentioned trying to get it to work on Heroku. But 
>> don't think it's public yet?
>> I've also managed to set it up on Webfaction with almost zero sysadmin 
>> experience (my process here).
>> There are instructions for Dreamhost here, but not sure if it's up to 
>> date/easy to do there.
>> Jason Li
>> hongkonggong.com
>> On Oct 5, 2013, at 9:49 AM, bexnews at gmail.com wrote:
>>> Is there any service that will setup mediagoblin for me at this 
>>> point? Id love to tinker with it but just don't have the time right 
>>> now. Keep up the great work.
> You can try some of the OpenShift recipies I think.  I haven't tried much of these myself much.
> There are some public instances, but nobody is currently doing "hosting-for-you" type services; I still think it's a good idea, and if anyone is willing to give a shot at running a business around that, I'd be supportive. ;)
>  - Chris
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