[cc-community] License compatibility.
ml at creativecommons.org
Sun Apr 3 20:13:36 EDT 2005
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> I'd like to double check that CC licenses are compatible accross
> languages. That is, if I write a document under the English BY license,
> then someone could translate it, make edits, and release it under the
> French BY license, or the French BY-SA license.
You mean across jurisdictions, not languages. Several jurisdictions
currently have licenses written in English and two have licenses written
> Is that right?
> It would make sense to me. But I'd like someone to confirm this.
The SA licenses explicity say it is permissible to use the same SA
license from another jurisdiction. Non-SA licenses don't mandate use of
any particular license, so there shouldn't be anything stopping you from
taking a BY 2.0 work and releasing a derivative under BY-SA 2.0 FR or
IANAL, this is not legal advice, etc.
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